Topic: Nicknames?
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July 4th, 2013, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Skimboardin Mama View Post
Cute! Why do they add chan to the end of names in Japan? Kali's bf here in her last daycare used o be called Keith-Chan
"Chan" is an honorific in Japanese, along with "san," "kun," and "sama," and are each used for different situations. So instead of saying "Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last Name)," "(Last Name)-san" is what is normally said in Japanese (except when referring to oneself, in which case no honorific is used). "Chan" is usually used for children, and is often used after nicknames.
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