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-san, -kun, -chan?
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It's really strange that bucho's (manager type people) in companies call anybody below them kun, eg.

"Sachiko-kun Copy wo tanomu". I think this is the only example when a girl is called kun.

I

always wondered why Japanese people got so excited about meeting someone who is the same age. Have you ever been

in a situation where a Japanese person is asking you those questions, What's your name? What's your

blood type? ( [Image: eh.gif] ), how old are you? (and guys do they ever ask

you how "big" you are? [Image: crazy.gif] ).

If and when you are the same age as them they tend to jump up and

down shouting "tame tame!" [Image: clap.gif] [Image: eh.gif]

Being the same age means that they don't have to use any keigo and

can talk to you freely. It was strange to me because we don't have this joge kankei( hierarchical

relationship) in western culture.

If you don't add a suffix to a name of someone older/above you it

becomes "yobi-sute" (disrespectful way of calling somone)
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-san, -kun, -chan? - by sachi - 10-29-2004, 08:17 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by SWC - 10-29-2004, 09:16 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by sachi - 10-29-2004, 09:54 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by SWC - 10-29-2004, 10:01 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by danielyuki - 10-30-2004, 03:22 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by sachi - 10-30-2004, 08:06 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by danielyuki - 10-31-2004, 09:05 AM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by MiraiZ - 10-31-2004, 11:12 AM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by sachi - 10-31-2004, 04:54 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by mayucat - 11-01-2004, 12:35 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by danielyuki - 11-01-2004, 01:07 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by mayucat - 11-01-2004, 01:19 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by danielyuki - 11-01-2004, 02:58 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by sachi - 11-01-2004, 04:41 PM
-san, -kun, -chan? - by danielyuki - 11-01-2004, 04:50 PM

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