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Old 07-14-2005, 10:41 PM   #1
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Some japanese words...

Hi, I've some questions about some japanese words...

In the anime, I always heard: kun, san, sama, chan, after their names. What is the meaning of all that(I know some of it, but just want to clarify).

Also..yeah i know my forum name is Victormaru...but what exactly "maru" means? There are a lot of maru in japanese name: Sesshomaru, orochimaru, Kimimaru, Konohamaru etc....

Also, I heard a lot of japanese sentence ended with this.."dayo" or something like that...what is the meaning of that?
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Old 07-14-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
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San - To be formal, like Mr. or Mrs.
Sama - Signifying leadership or lord, like Lord Hokage
Chan & Kun - Words for friend, Chan is for girl and Kun is for boys.... there's more to these two as well, but I'm not too sure.
Maru - "boy"
Dayo - No idea...
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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Like Gemikai said before,
san- Mr. Mrs, or Miss
chan- used towards someone affectionate.
kun- used for someone younger than you; also used with male friends
sama- is used just like Mr, Mrs, or Miss, but it is much more formal, and is contains much more respect. This can also be used for God. ex: Iesu-sama (Jesus)
maru- is commonly used for boys' names. Like, for Shikamaru. Instead of his name only being "Shika" which means deer, they add maru, so it turns into a name.
-dayo. This is a term used just like desu, but in a more casual terms. You would not use dayo for instance, with your teacher or your boss at work.
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Old 07-17-2005, 10:04 AM   #4
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Maru is also a common ending for samurai's names like Amidamaru from Shaman King and Bakunetsumaru from SD Gundam there is more, but I can't think of any right now. Chan can also work for boys, only when they are babies though.
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Maru is also a common ending for samurai's names like Amidamaru from Shaman King and Bakunetsumaru from SD Gundam there is more, but I can't think of any right now. Chan can also work for boys, only when they are babies though.
That's not true. Maru isn't common for samurais in general. Maru can be used for ANY guy for that matter. Chan... yes, it can also work for boys, but when you said when they are babies, you were wrong. If you remember, Moegi often calls Konohamaru -kun, and sometimes -chan. Konohamaru isn't a baby, it's just used to show affection towards someone. But it is hardly used for guys in general. But yes, it can also mean for babies. For instance, if you say Neko-chan, Neko meaning cat, adding the -chan can possibly make it kitty.
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:59 PM   #6
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I like Urusatte-bayo!
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:12 AM   #8
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I like Urusatte-bayo!
"shut up idiot?"

i like "omai baka"
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:21 AM   #10
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Honorifics



San- The most common honorific, it is the same as "Mr. Mrs. Ms." etc. It is the all purpose honorific.

Sama- Used to confer great respect. This is one level higher than "San"

Dono- This comes from the word "tono" Which means "Lord". It is even higher than "Sama" and is used to confer the greatest of respect.

Kun- used at the end of boys names to show familiarity or endearment. Also used by men, among friends and when addressing someone younger or of a lower station.

Chan. Used to express endearment, mostly toward girl. It is also used with little boys, pets and even among lovers. It gives a sense of childish cuteness.

Bozu- Informal way of talking to boys. It means "kid" or "squirt".

Sempai- Used when referring to a superior, be it in school or work.

Kohai- Opposite of "Sempai". It means inferior, or lower classman

Sensei- Literally meaning "One who has come before". Usually used when talking to teachers.

[Blank]: Usually left out on these lists, but perhaps the largest difference between the english language and Japanese language. A name without an honorific shows a very intimate relation ship. Usually only family members, spouses or close friends have the permission to address one in this manner. Known as yobisute, it can been gratifying when some one who has earned the permission to address some one this intimately does so, but when it is not earned it can be very insulting.

Yep, that explains it all.
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"shut up idiot?"
Urusatte-bayo is Naruto's way of saying shut up. You know, with the Datte-bayo added at the end? "Urusatte, bakaiaro" means shut up, you idiot.
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #12
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I learn japanese words and sentences from anime, so mayB if I watch anime non stop for 3 more years I'll be able to understand it. I learned english the same way to when I was like 8 years old..
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Urusatte-bayo is Naruto's way of saying shut up. You know, with the Datte-bayo added at the end? "Urusatte, bakaiaro" means shut up, you idiot.
lol yes i thought u put baka instead of bayo
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:57 PM   #15
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nun-daiyo ive heard
and
oy - hey or hi
ummmmmm cant remmeber much...
gai - ?
sama - lord or leader
sensai - teacher or one who guide/teaches
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