Onii Là Gì

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Have sầu you ever wondered what it means onii-chan, onee-chan, onii-san, onee-san and other Japanese variations? These words are used to refer to lớn brothers in the Japanese language & are often heard in anime. In this article we will vị a thorough search khổng lồ understand the meaning và difference of these words.Quý khách hàng đang xem: Onii chan là gì

We have previously written an article talking about the Japanese family members, to rethành viên let's also leave a video that our Sensei made about family members below.

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Before you start reading this in-depth research & explanation of the different ways lớn say brother or sister in Japanese, we recommover watching our video clip about family members in Japanese.


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Do you happen khổng lồ like younger sisters? I hope you are none Lolicon if I'm not going to kill you! The younger sisters are all mine!


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Futago - When are twin brothers?

If both are twin brothers, what vị they call each other? Who will decide to lớn be the younger brother or older brother? The Japanese word for twins is futago which literally means children in pairs or together.

In reality, everyone is already aware that even twins, even when born at the same time, are taken in an order, so those who first came out of the mother's belly are considered older. So it can be said:

futago no ani twin brother; futago no ane twin sister; futago no oniisan older twin brother; futago on oneesan older twin sister; futago in otouto younger twin brother; futago no imouto younger twin sister; tsuin from English twins;

Rethành viên if! Never learn Japanese by studying isolated words. If you are confused about the correct order or way khổng lồ study the Japanese language. We recommover reading our Study Guide for Learning Japanese.


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Two sisters hugging a Pokemon

The different ways to speak older brother in Japanese

In Japanese there is a hierarchy of treatment, a formal, common and informal language. This is one of the main reasons why there are so many variations và ways khổng lồ say big brother in Japanese. To make it easier, let's put a danh sách of words below, exemplifying the idea a little:

Remembering that all the words in the menu below refer khổng lồ older sisters or brothers:

descriptionOlder brotherElder sister
Keigo - Too formal - Sovereignonii-sama onee-sama
Sonkeigo (brothers from above)aniue aneue
Formal - Daily life - Commononii-san onee-san
A little more informalnii-san nee-san
Without any respectful, informal suffixnii nee
Informal và diminutive suffixonii-chan onee-chan
Totally informal with diminutive sầu suffixnii-chan nee-chan
Alternative sầu to lớn nii and neeani ane
Precious, esteemed, honorableAniki aneki

Kyoudẻo and Shimai - Other ways lớn talk about siblings

The relationship between younger and older siblings is highly valued in nhật bản, not khổng lồ mention that the Japanese have sầu a knack for placing younger sisters who điện thoại tư vấn their brother onii-chan in anime.

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We already mentioned that brother and little sister are imouto & otouto , but rethành viên that it is not as common to use suffixes as san & chan for younger siblings, but neither is it wrong or unusual.

If you tìm kiếm for younger sister at the jisho you will see that there are infinite ways lớn convey the idea of a younger sister, however unusual.

If we want to lớn speak in the plural brothers và sisters we can use the combination of the ideograms of older brother with younger brother. Speaking in Japanese kyoudai and sisters in Japanese are spelled shimai .

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Kyoudẻo can encompass all siblings even female, although you can rarely find Kyoudai written in other ways using 2 of the 4 characters used for siblings .

Have sầu you noticed how anime overvị this little sister scheme? Most of the time they are lolis, but do you know what loli means? Clichồng here and read our article on loli, lolinhỏ & lolita.

I hope this article has cleared all doubts about the words onii-chan, onee-chan, onii-san and onee-san, others related to lớn brothers in Japanese lượt thích imoukhổng lồ, otouto, kyoudai and shimai! Thanks for the comments and shares!