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Gillian
How do you say 'sir' or 'madam' in Japanese? Like when you see a random person on the street, or you're calling a service and want to address the person at the other end. Basically, someone whose name you don't know.
Aug 26, 2018 4:50 AM
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サービス業で相手をsir/madam→「お客様」 顔見知りの年上の人をsir/madam→「(相手の苗字)さん」 見知らぬ年上の人をsir/madam→どうしても相手を示す言葉が必要な場合だけは「そちら」「そちらの方」など言い換え 見知らぬ年上の人を非常にカジュアルな口調でsir/madam→どうしても相手を示す言葉が必要な場合だけは「おじさん/おくさんorおねえさん」 周囲の日本人の呼びかけを観察してみてください! You may find the solution to watch your Japanese friend's talk.
August 26, 2018
Usually japanese people say さん for calling someone and it uses for both man and woman. ~さん for example Yamada/Tanaka さん good luck!
August 27, 2018
Gillian
Language Skills
English, Japanese
Learning Language
Japanese