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Do you have any questions about the Japanese language? For example...What's a particle? How do I say hello? Ask them here! I'll help as best I can, and other can ask/answer questions too!
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Japanese suffices. e.g. Kun, Chan, i need help with these please. ](*,) i never know which one to use when
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kun-indicates "littleness" kinda like calling your friend chucky, when his name is actually charles.
Negi-kun=Little Negi!

kun is used more with boys

chan-like san. however, chan is used more with girls.

san-simple honorific. like mr/mrs/miss/ms. used after any name. rikoku-san. just like chan, however, unlike chan, san is used on both guys and girls, no preference

sama-highest form of respect. used more on guys

dono-highest form of respect. used more on girls.
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芸者男の子 wrote:So here we go with the name game. As many of you all ready know, there are many different name endings, or honorifics, in Japanese.

Here are the most common ones:

~San さん This is your everday name ending, it can be used with just about any name.

~sama さま More polite than san, by quite a bit actually. Used as a mark of great respect.

~dono どの Even higher than sama, it is so polite I can't really think of any situation where you would need to use this in everyday life. Has the equivelent of "Lord".

~kun くん、君 This is a little more complicated than it seems. It is basically a friendly name ending used by boys to boys and girls to boys. But in some situations, you can call a girl buy ~kun, normally in an office situation or workplace.

~Chan ちゃん I think just about everyone here knows what this one means. I shows a affection more so than ~kun. It is used by boys to girls, girls to girls, mothers to children, people to their pets. If ~chan is used boy to boy, you can safely assume that those two guys have known each other since they were young and have a strong connection.

Name replacements/endings:

These can be used as a name ending of used on their own.

Sensei せんせい、先生 most text books refer to this as "Teacher" but it is used also for doctors, lawyers, manga artists and any professional person.

Senpai せんぱい、先輩 You may have heard this one before. It is used to show a kind of repect for someone senior to you without being so polite as to sound cold.

Kohai こはい This is the exact opposite of senpai, refering to someone lower than you without being so rude as to sound cold.

Bozu ぼず Used to adress young boys to the effect of "Kid" or something like that, I'm not to sure about this one, I have not heard is that much
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How do you say "yes" and "no"? :heh:
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Hai= Yes
Iie= No

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*pokes the idiot above me* Yeah you're right... O_O
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theres also little honorifics such as bozu.
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how do you say Steven in japanese
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the post above me was mine im sorry i wasent loged in. i thout i was but guess i wasent sorry agen
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How do you say "Kayla"?
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What does Umashikamono mean?
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How would you say spirit, anime and infinite in Japanese?
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anime would just be "anime"

infinite; i dunno
spirit; id like to say oni..but i dunno
Kayla; Keera
Steven; Sutivenu

the pronunciation and spelling all makes better sense if you follow the katakana and hiragana charts.

http://www.bitboost.com/TT_aboutthekana ... 01-005.gif

the charts appear small but just click on the size enlarger icon at the bottom of the image.
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i need to know these two things geek and sexy freak!!! :D
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OniRuroKen wrote:anime would just be "anime"

infinite; i dunno
spirit; id like to say oni..but i dunno
Kayla; Keera
Steven; Sutivenu

the pronunciation and spelling all makes better sense if you follow the katakana and hiragana charts.

http://www.bitboost.com/TT_aboutthekana ... 01-005.gif

the charts appear small but just click on the size enlarger icon at the bottom of the image.


Let's straighten things out:
There's no "V" sound in Japanese, nor is there a "ti" kana. it would be
Suchiiben (from by best knowledge at least. And remember, n's the only consonant that can stand alone.)

Anime literally means Animation in japanese. it was derived from English, and therefore is written in katakana. (anime = アニメ)

Infinite = mugen (forever = itsumademo, I dunno, you may wanna know this... :\)

By spirit I believe you mean soul, or something of that sort. And that's : Kokoro
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