-san

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese さん (san)

Suffix[edit]

-san

  1. Honorific ending used to indicate a person is Japanese or talking with Japanese, or treated like Japanese.
    TIME, August 1, 1983:
    Tanaka-San’s Decline and Rise
    Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2008 [1]
    Barack Obama-san
    WalletPop, January 31, 2009 [2]
    Obama-san! President's book of speeches is a huge hit in Japan

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-san

  1. -self (emphatic)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

-san

  1. rōmaji reading of さん

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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-san

  1. -self, -selves (emphatic)

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