お兄さん

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にい
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

お兄さん (hiragana おにいさん, romaji onīsan)

  1. elder brother
    • あなたにはお兄さんがいますか?
    • anata ni wa onīsan ga imasuka?
    • Do you have any elder brothers?

Pronoun[edit]

お兄さん (hiragana おにいさん, romaji onīsan)

  1. you, he, him (a non-aged male stranger)
    • お兄さんはどこからきましたか?
    • onīsan wa doko kara kimashita ka?
    • where are you from?

Usage notes[edit]

お兄さん is a polite word, mostly used in a talking about a person's elder brother. Japanese people tend to use (ani) when referring to their own elder brother. Japanese children tend to use お兄ちゃん (oniichan) or 兄ちゃん when referring to their elder brother.

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