さん

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  • さん san

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  • honorific languagefamiliar languagesuffix
    Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms., -san
    • see also: 
    • after a person's name (or position, etc.)
  • polite language
    politeness marker
      • usu. after a noun or na-adjective prefixed with お- or ご- in fixed expressions; makes words more polite

    Example sentences

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    • Japanese sentence

      おつりはいらないよ、運転士さん。 

      Sentence analysis
      English translation

      Keep the change, driver.