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 sometimes na-adjective
    • meneer, mijnheer, {afk.} m., de heer, {afk.} dhr., mevrouw, {afk.} Mw., {afk.} Mevr., madame, {afk.} Mme., {afk.} Mad., juffrouw, mejuffrouw, {afk.} Mej. {beleefdheidssuffix voorafgegaan door persoons- of beroepsnaam}
      • {beleefdheidssuffix na bep. woorden van dank of verontschuldiging}
        • M., Mme, Mlle, -san
          • rend les mots plus polis (surtout dans des expressions figées)
            • (после имени собственного) господин, госпожа; (после имени нарицательного персонифицирующий суффикс.)
              • gospod, gospa
                • señor, señorita (sufijo de cortesía)

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