お母さん

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
かあ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

(o-, honorific prefix) +‎ (, mother) + さん (-san, honorific suffix).

/okakasama//okaːsama//okaːsan/

/okakasama//okakasan//okaːsan/

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(かあ)さん (okāsan

  1. (honorific) mother; one's mother

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Min Nan: 卡桑 (khà-sàng) (Taiwanese)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN