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Old 2004-09-24, 11:28   Link #61
Hideki Keiji
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Whats that thing Orochi"maru" (here's that maru again) says to Tsunade says to



Tsunade-HIME

what does Hime mean?
I'm pretty sure it means 'princess', but not 100% sure.
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Old 2004-09-24, 11:36   Link #62
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Well, I know that Aka means red, they explained it before Naruto farted in Kiba`s face ^^;;.. hence the dog`s name is Akamaru

And Konohamaru is named after the Country of Konoha..

I`m wondering about Shika too.. he`s one of my favorite characters =]
You are absolutely correct. Shika means deer, so adding -maru makes it a name
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Old 2004-09-24, 11:48   Link #63
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I'm pretty sure it means 'princess', but not 100% sure.
It does.

Chouji works the same way as Shikamaru. 'Chou' means butterfly, and 'ji' is a masculine suffix, making it a name.
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Old 2004-09-24, 12:32   Link #64
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I'm fairly sure most of the subs explain that in the ino-shika-chou episode...

As for honourifics, also common in anime are 'sempai' (usually translated as 'upper-classman') and 'kohai' ('lower-classman').

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Old 2004-09-24, 12:55   Link #65
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kun=mr

I only know that one so fare
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Old 2004-09-24, 13:22   Link #66
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Old 2004-09-24, 13:47   Link #67
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ohh i needed all these meanings quite badly.. now that i've got it, thanks guys!
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Old 2004-09-24, 14:04   Link #68
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kun=mr

I only know that one so fare
Well, not really.'San' is closer to Mister/Miss tin English. 'Kun' is one of those suffixes that really has no direct English translation, or even a good explanation. It's a sorta more friendly version of 'san.' You wouldn't call your high school chum 'Dave-san' because that's too polite, so it's 'Dave-kun.' It's almost always used to refer to boys, when the speaker is of the same peer group, even if they're female. It's why Sakura and Lee both refer to Sasuke as 'Sasuke-kun.' Although Lee is so polite, he may have referred to him as 'Sasuke-san' if they were the same age.

However, it's also used for girls sometimes, but usually just when the speaker is an older male. A high school boy might call the jr. high girl who has a crush on him with '-kun' attached to her name.

Anyway, normally people stop calling each other 'xxxx-kun' when they get out of high school or thereabouts. Though I think it's acceptable to call a subordinate 'kun' in certain business arenas.
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Old 2004-09-24, 14:06   Link #69
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You may wanna check this thread as well. It answers your question and many more typical japanese things

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=219
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Old 2004-09-24, 14:19   Link #70
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hmm thanks,but that thread don't seem to answer my question, nevermind...
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Old 2004-09-24, 14:41   Link #71
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Why did you put that in spoiler tags? Anyway, you're correct. There's also '-sama' and '-dono,' but perhaps the original poster will do the wise thing and look it up himself.
Sama = master
Dono = Sir
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Old 2004-09-24, 15:18   Link #72
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Sama = master
Dono = Sir
hmm ?? nope.
dono means both sir, madam and young lady. it marks a higher hierarchy ( see Otogizoushi for that).
besides, sama don't mean always master (actually, in 75 % anime shows, and 99 % in daily life, it's only a mark of respect and/or admiration)
ex. a girl who calls a tennis player who's the same age "Ryoma-sama"...just see prince of tennis ^^

just an advice : if you're going to use those expressions, just pick the one you feel "appropriate" for the situation.

sore dewa...
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Old 2004-09-24, 21:55   Link #73
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hmm ?? nope.
dono means both sir, madam and young lady. it marks a higher hierarchy ( see Otogizoushi for that).
besides, sama don't mean always master (actually, in 75 % anime shows, and 99 % in daily life, it's only a mark of respect and/or admiration)
ex. a girl who calls a tennis player who's the same age "Ryoma-sama"...just see prince of tennis ^^

just an advice : if you're going to use those expressions, just pick the one you feel "appropriate" for the situation.

sore dewa...
sasuga sugoi hitokirigirl-sama .... <-- see worked fine here
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Old 2004-09-24, 22:17   Link #74
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Originally Posted by Yakushi-san
Dono = Sir
I don't think Kaoru would like the fact that Kenshin's calling her "sir" XD

Dono doesn't=sir,

Spoiler for Dono:


Spoiler for Sama:
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Old 2004-09-25, 00:02   Link #75
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Just something I stumbled across. Shujin = Husband, Shuujin = Prisoner.
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Old 2004-09-25, 03:38   Link #76
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sasuga sugoi hitokirigirl-sama .... <-- see worked fine here
haha, are you making fun of me ?
well said, neokakashi, but honestly ppl, just forget about dono and even sama.
nowadays, san, chan , kun, senpai and sensei are the only ones used i guess...
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Old 2004-09-25, 11:49   Link #77
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I was once told that Dono was along the same path as Sama, only not as high as Sama.

It was only my own presumption that it was Sir though, because Sama is Master and they are both rather respectful.
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Old 2004-09-25, 13:50   Link #78
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what about all the different forms of "i" and "you"?

orde
watashi
boku

kimi
anata
omaie
teme

(spelling sucks). but i dont understand when to use these words...and when not to.
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Old 2004-09-25, 16:20   Link #79
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what about all the different forms of "i" and "you"?

orde
watashi
boku

kimi
anata
omaie
teme

(spelling sucks). but i dont understand when to use these words...and when not to.
yeah, spelling sucks, and you're totally wrong about "teme", which means "bastard"
it's synonym of "yarou, kisama", etc...it's more insulting than "baka, bakayarou, ahou"...

words often use for he/she are "aitsu, koitsu", if the person is over there, or near you.
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Old 2004-09-25, 16:22   Link #80
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Originally Posted by skillosopher
what about all the different forms of "i" and "you"?

orde
watashi
boku

kimi
anata
omaie
teme

(spelling sucks). but i dont understand when to use these words...and when not to.
I only know the difference between "Watashi" and "Boku"; Boku is usually used when a boy is speaking, and Watashi is usually used when a girl is speaking.
For the other words, ask someone else >_<


EDIT: LOL hitokirigirl, we posted at the same time ^_^ but you explained some other stuff, so, yeah >_<
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