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Japanese Honorific Suffixes Part 3 Posted by on Mar 28, 2015

This is my third post regarding Japanese honorific suffixes. I have covered so far ~ さん(san) and ~ちゃん(chan).   If you would like to review them, just click the link under each suffix. In this blog post today, I will explain about~くん(kun).  In Japanese language, it is very important to understand the use of honorific…

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Japanese Honorific Suffixes Part 2 Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

In my last post, I have covered one of the Japanese honorific suffixes, called ~さん(san). You can read it here if you would like to review. In today’s article, let me talk about ~ちゃん(chan), which is also a popular honorific suffix but the use of it will be totally different than さん(san). Read on!   ~ちゃん(chan)…

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Japanese Honorific Suffixes Part 1 Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

Have you heard of Japanese people call someone, “~ san(さん)”, or “~ chan(ちゃん)”? Or if you are a baseball fan, you might have heard, “Ma-kun (マー君)” in the news. Ma-kun (マー君) is referring to Masahiro Tanaka who is a pitcher for NY Yankees.  In Japanese, we use many honorific suffixes depending on the situation. In the…

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What is “A.I.U.E.O Sakubun”? Posted by on Mar 17, 2015

I have recently came across a word game that is called “A.I.U.E.O essay”. This is called, “あいうえお さくぶん (作文)” in Japanese. It is a way of creating an array of words or sentences where each word/sentence starts with the first given Japanese hiragana (ひらがな).  I wanted to introduce this word game to you because this is such…

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Japanese Words for Spring Posted by on Mar 12, 2015

Here in the northwest, the weather has been amazing this month. It has been so warm that cherry blossoms around here have already been blooming beautifully. This year, they are blooming much earlier than usual! For the next couple of blogs, I would like to go over Japanese words for Spring. In this blog today…

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