お嬢さん

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じょう
Grade: S
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
お孃さん (kyūjitai)

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Etymology[edit]

Of (honorific prefix) +‎ (, unmarried woman; daughter) +‎ さん (honorific suffix)

Noun[edit]

(じょう)さん (ojōsan

  1. someone else's daughter (honorific)
    • 2015, Tanabe Chiyuki, Kieta meido to akiya no shitai, translation of Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues by Emily Brightwell, page 136:
      旦那(だんな)さんは(じょう)さん(いえ)()いておきたかったんだ。でもお(かね)()っているのは(じょう)さんだからね。ルールを()めるのは彼女(かのじょ)ってことだ。
      Dannasan wa ojōsan o ie ni oite okitakatta n da. De mo okane o motte iru no wa ojōsan da kara ne. Rūru o kimeru no wa kanojo tte koto da.
      The Mister wanted to keep his daughter at home. But it’s the young lady who has the money, you see. So it’s she who makes the rules.
  2. young lady, miss (form of address)
    そこ(じょう)さん
    soko no ojōsan
    excuse me, young lady (said to get her attention)
    (literally, “the young lady over there”)

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