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how can I call a stranger politely in japanese?

As in english: miss, mister, ...

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    It is very common and polite for Japanese to address a complete stranger as 'old lady' or 'grandfather' or 'elder sister' or 'elder brother' or 'Mr. Policeman' or 'miss' or 'boy'.

    - Obasan
    - Ojisan
    - Oneesan
    - Oniisan
    - Omawarisan

    In general, -san is the most common suffix. It is moderately polite and is translated as Mr. and Ms. etc.

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