Japanese/Vocabulary/Family and people

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Family and people[edit]

English Japanese Reading Notes
/(n) family/members of a family/(P)/ 家族 かぞく
/(n) (hon) mother/(P)/ お母さん/母さん おかあさん/かあさん
/(n) (hon) father/(P)/ お父さん/父さん おとうさん/とうさん
/(n) (hum) siblings/(P)/ 兄弟 きょうだい
/(n) (hum) older sister/(P)/ あね
/(n) (hon) older sister/(vocative) "Miss?"/(P)/ お姉さん/姉さん おねえさん/ねえさん
/(n) (hum) older brother/(P)/ あに
/(n) (hon) older brother/(vocative) "Mister?"/(P)/ お兄さん/兄さん おにいさん/にいさん
/(n) (hum) younger sister/(P)/ いもうと
/(n) younger brother/faithful service to those older/brotherly affection/ おとうと
/(n) grandfather/male senior-citizen/ お爺さん/おじいさん おじいさん
/(n) grandmother/female senior-citizen/ お婆さん/おばあさん おじいさん
English Japanese Reading Notes
/(n) (hon) wife/your wife/his wife/married lady/madam/(P)/ 奥様/奥さん おくさま/おくさん
/(n) (hum) wife/(P)/ 家内 かない
/(n) (hon) your husband/her husband/ 御主人 ごしゅじん
English Japanese Reading Notes
/(n) (hum) aunt (older than one's parent)/ 伯母 おば
/(n) aunt (younger than one's parent)/(P)/ 叔母 おば
/(n) (hum) uncle (older than one's parent)/ 伯父 おじ
/(n) uncle (younger than one's parent)/(P)/ 叔父 おじ
English Japanese Reading Notes
/(n) woman/girl/daughter/ おんな
/(n) man/(P)/ おとこ
/(n) girl/(P)/ 女の子 おんなのこ
/(n) boy/(P)/ 男の子 おとこのこ

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