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Site Poll - Chat Box 155 - Choosing an Honorific

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Post #502830
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7:40 pm, Oct 22 2011
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What honorific would you like to be called?

Question: If you had to be addressed by an honorific, you would prefer
San - votes: 4019 (23%)
Chan - votes: 3622 (20.8%)
Kun - votes: 2073 (11.9%)
Sama - votes: 3919 (22.5%)
Sempai - votes: 2089 (12%)
Kohai - votes: 187 (1.1%)
Sensei - votes: 1542 (8.8%)
There were 17451 total votes.
The poll ended: October 29th 2011

Last edited by lambchopsil at 7:53 pm, Oct 29

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Post #502831
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7:42 pm, Oct 22 2011
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"tan" even though its not much , i really liked it

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7:44 pm, Oct 22 2011
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I dunno?
Kun or San, I guess.

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Post #502836
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7:53 pm, Oct 22 2011
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Kun! I'm not much for formality.

Post #502837
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8:08 pm, Oct 22 2011
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Depends by who i guess (obviously).

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Post #502838
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8:10 pm, Oct 22 2011
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I choosed sama for fun but in reality there's no way i would like to be called with a honoric like theses.

Post #502840
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8:14 pm, Oct 22 2011
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I put sempai laugh I feel like it'd be really cool to be someone's sempai 'cos they'd look up to you. By the way, I've never seen -kouhai used with somebody's name, only a sempai calling their underclassmen with -kun or -chan, is it possible for -kouhai to be used that way?

I actually get called with -san a lot by my classmates and often my teachers in Japanese class, and it's actually kind of frustrating because it feels particularly with my classmates that we're not close at all. I'm going to Japan next year so I hope I make some friends who'll be more familiar >_<

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Post #502842
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8:26 pm, Oct 22 2011
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I jokingly refer to myself with sama but I would like to be called sama. My friend whose a year younger than me calls me sama sometimes mostly sempai and I call her kohai. People look at us weird because most of them don't know what we are talking about.

Post #502856
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9:31 pm, Oct 22 2011
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Even though I've done little to nothing to deserve it, being addressed with -sensei would be a well-needed ego boost.

-sama I've already been called loads of times, and I don't see what's so fun about that.

Post #502861
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10:16 pm, Oct 22 2011
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I chose sensei because it wouldn't annoy me and I don't know it's so much less weeaboo than the other ones. People who don't know shit about Japan or Japanese cultures say "sensei", obviously because of martial arts and martial arts movies. It's the most common term.

Post #502869
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10:50 pm, Oct 22 2011
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It depends on who's saying it. I'd prefer -san by the vast majority of people, but if they're close friends or family then -chan

Post #502875
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11:24 pm, Oct 22 2011
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i still kinda dont know how they work. I thought chan=girl, kun=guy and san= formal for both. But ive seen cases where guys are referred to as chan and girls as kun, soooooooo obviously i have no clue

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11:27 pm, Oct 22 2011
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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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Post #502894
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1:11 am, Oct 23 2011
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as long as it ends on "an" I don't care, I just doubt people would be calling me chan biggrin So I guess it would be san. Though everyone can yobisute me. As I dislike formality.

Post #502910
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3:20 am, Oct 23 2011
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I think it varies for me. I would probably like -sempai or -chi laugh but if I went to Japan, I would sooner see people using -chan or -san for me.

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