ちゃん

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spelling
chang (Internet slang)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of さん (-san).

Suffix[edit]

ちゃん (-chan

  1. (familiar or childish) title affixed to people's names; -chan
    シュワちゃん
    Shuwa-chan
    Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
  2. title affixed to animals
    くまちゃん(あそ)
    kuma-chan to asobu
    play with Mr. Bear

Usage notes[edit]

  • When affixed to people's names, ちゃん (chan) is most commonly added to names for young women and children.
  • When affixed to animal nouns, ちゃん (chan) is most commonly used by children and young women.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: -chan
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (jiàng)
  • Korean: - (jjang)
  • Russian: тян (tjan)