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Site Poll - Chat Box 155 - Choosing an Honorific

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nowyat
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As semi-suggester of this poll, I just want to point out the the original idea was Lightmare's and I just re-phrased the poll by adding the san, chan, kohai, sempai words. So it was totally a joint effort suggestion, and I'm just the assistant. Thanks, great Lambchopsil for deigning to select me in the previous and current polls. Again, I am just a suggester of a suggestion. wink I'll take a small vacation and be back with a renewed ardour at the business.

I'd like to be a bartender, and be called sensei, like in the Bartender manga. In real life I just want to be insignificant little nowyat-san. (I think bartender's are also Sensei in Japan. Maybe that's an urban myth...) cool

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Sagaris
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Sensei, probably.

Dridius
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Can someone explain to me the difference between -san and -kun?

From what i think is right, -san is for older people while -kun is for younger but im not sure confused

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I would perfer -kun or -san

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Can someone explain to me the difference between -san and -kun?

From what i think is right, -san is for older people while -kun is for younger but im not sure confused


Kun is (mostly) used for boys and san can be used for any gender.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_honorifics

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Zandra
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I would love to be called Zan-kun. Zan-san sounds strange and the others don't fit me.
Besides, -kun is my favorite to say. ^^

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ugh i guess it depends on a situation, thou normally i'd rather be without any honorifics, just my name, but since now we have to choose i take - sama bigrazz cuz somehow out of those all that's the only one that um feels normal?nah, more like it gets to me? something like that...

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Depends on the person.

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ah depends, but it would probably -chan.
but i'm okay with no honorifics, i like everyone to be equal.

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-SAMA. LIKE A BOSS. >sad

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Quote from Sacchan
In Japan I was essentially always called by my first name unless it was a business situation or something similar. I guess sensei would be preferable, as I intend to continue working in industries which would add it on as a proper title (the usage expands beyond teaching), but it doesn't make a huge difference.

Really anything's fine, so long as I don't get nicknamed "Sacchan" again.


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Anyway, if I absolutely have to pick one then I suppose san. Honestly, I prefer not having any honorifics attached to my name.

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I was doubting between -sama and -sensei, but I chose -sama; in a few years I could legitimately have myself referred to as -sensei (if I ever go to Japan) anyway.

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i dont know, i still cant really distinguish between them because im not really interested
but if i have to choose one i would go with "Denka" which means princess bigrazz

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i dont know, i still cant really distinguish between them because im not really interested
but if i have to choose one i would go with "Denka" which means princess bigrazz


-denka just means "highness", right? It's use isn't restricted to females; -hime means princess.

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Onii-chan all the way. :,D

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Quote from WandereroftheDeep
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i dont know, i still cant really distinguish between them because im not really interested
but if i have to choose one i would go with "Denka" which means princess bigrazz


-denka just means "highness", right? It's use isn't restricted to females; -hime means princess.

oh
i might have confused them with each other
i cant really get the grasp of honourifics and i keep forgetting which is which

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