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Japanese Greatings

Japanese Greatings how to greet and honerifics

さん is used for both boys and girls. It can be used in polite situations and casual situations. San
ちゃん is used for children, nicknames, animals and close friends. Often Japanese children and young girls will use this attached to their own name when they refer to themselves in the third person. Chan
さま or 様 is the formal version of SAN. You can use this if you are talking to a customer, someone who you worship or idolize, or someone of very high status or royalty compared to you. Sama
先輩 is often used by students to address senior students. It can be used in other situations where someone has more experience than you. It can be used by itself or attached to a name. Senpai
先生 is used to address teachers, or people that that are seen as a wisdom giver or someone who has knowledge and gives advice. It can be used by itself or attached to a name. Sensei
くん or 君 is used to address men who are the same age or younger than the speaker. Used to address boys of same status or lower status. It is more casual than san. Kun
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