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    Re: Last names first or first names first?

    This one ringed my bell:
    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata
    -okasan (translates as old man, relationship can be Grandfather, Aunt)
    Shouldn't this be -ojiisan? Because 'okaasan' is a way to address your mother.

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata
    -sensai
    That's -sensei

    Then about the use of "-sama". It's true that it's very honorific, but it's also true that it's used every single day to address the customers of a shop, medical centre etc. etc. The form "okyakusama" (literally translated 'honoured visitor'-sama) is the most used in shops etc. and when the people that serve you know your name, they change to %surname%-sama or, like in my case (as a gaijin I am and my surname isn't that easy to pronounce) %given name%-sama.

    Oh, and then there's -rin. The usage of this one is still a bit unclear to me (even though girls around me use it from time to time), but I have some understanding that it's A) used by and to girls that haven't entered university yet (hence the age when this is used begins somewhere around the beginning of the so-called 'teen' period and ends usually when people enter universities and/or grow a bit more adult) and B) it has a friendly, cute meaning.

    Then there's Wikipedia, Japanese name (clickie)
    人生フゥ~!!!

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    Re: Last names first or first names first?

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    I should try to be more careful when making a post close to midnight local time....

    In the anime series 'Nana 7 of 7' (Shichi-nin no Nana) the main character is a middle school girl who gets 6 clones of herself, each with a slightly different aspect of her personality. And each of the clones get a 'Nana' name with a varition, these are

    Nana (original)
    Nanakko (sleepy nana)
    Nanatchi (cheerful nana)
    Nanasama (smart nana)
    Nanappe (hot tempered/angry nana)
    Nanarin (cry baby nana)
    Nanapon (Spiritual nana)
    (names as listed in the AnimeNfo database...)

    So any guesses on surnames (or puns?) as I'm only seeing the obvious ones...
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    Re: Last names first or first names first?

    yeah, its last names first.

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    last comes first maost of the time unless its korean or anything else ...jaoanese last goes first...
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    Re: Last names first or first names first?

    Grumble Grumble Grumble
    Quote Originally Posted by Tano-kun
    it's last name first, for sure....
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