ちゃん

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of さん (-san).

Suffix[edit]

ちゃん (rōmaji -chan)

  1. (familiar or childish) title affixed to people's names
    シュワちゃん
    Shuwa-chan
    Arnie
  2. title affixed to animals

Usage notes[edit]

  • When affixed to people's names, ちゃん is most commonly used of young women and children. Used as an affix for animals mostly by children and young women.