Definitions

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  • suffix Honorific ending used to indicate a person is Japanese or talking with Japanese, or treated like Japanese.

Etymologies

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From Japanese さん (san)

Examples

  • •Although less desirable than using “-san,” you may address a Japanese person by English courtesy title Mr., Mrs., or Miss + last name.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Although less desirable than using “-san,” you may address a Japanese person by English courtesy title Mr., Mrs., or Miss + last name.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Although less desirable than using “-san,” you may address a Japanese person by English courtesy title Mr., Mrs., or Miss + last name.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Regardless of someone’s sex or marital status, the Japanese typically address a person by last name + “-san” pronounced “sahn”, a suffix showing honor.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Regardless of someone’s sex or marital status, the Japanese typically address a person by last name + “-san” pronounced “sahn”, a suffix showing honor.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • •Regardless of someone’s sex or marital status, the Japanese typically address a person by last name + “-san” pronounced “sahn”, a suffix showing honor.

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

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  • All purpose Japanese honorific.

    November 22, 2007