Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "San"

The meaning of "San" in various phrases and sentences

Q: "I always sprinkle san in your eyes" ne anlama geliyor?
A: Sand, not san. It means you take sand, like from the beach, and put it in someone's eyes.

Also lol this is such a random sentence. Where did you hear it??

Synonyms of "San" and their differences

Q: san ve chan ve kun ve sama ve dono arasındaki fark nedir?
A: I'm guessing you mean in Japanese.
They are suffixes to use when addressing people.
さん (san): you use it when addressing people older than you or just people your age you talk formally to (co-workers, etc.), both male and female. It is the most used suffix.
ちゃん (chan) and くん (kun) are less formal, mostly used with children ("chan" for girls and "kun" for boys) or with a friend you are very close to ( "kun" can be used when talking to people younger than you (men) but it is usually "san" for women).
さま (sama) is extremely formal, use for gods or the emperor and such. It can also be used ironically on you or other people (it has an arrogant meaning to it when used that way).
どの (dono) is also very formal (I'm not sure how much is it used today, but in the past it was used with people you have a lot of respect).

Translations of "San"

Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? san kumi no kazoku(family)
A: a family of 3 groups, or do you mean 3 groups of families?

a family of 3 groups = one big family, 3 groups
3 groups of families = 3 families, each family is a group.
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? san jose
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? ya llegué a san diego
A: I arrived in san Diego
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? 산호세 (san jose)의 영어 발음은 어떻게 하나요?
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "San"

Q: I’m wondering which one is formal and common: Dear someone’s name-san/ San/ san. (If you work for a corporation having a business relationship with Japanese companies.)
A: I would not include it at all. I would use the person's full name, or an English title instead, like Mr. or Mrs. or Dr.
Q: So, I use "san" when I reply to their messages if their message has 'san' at the end of my name. That way makes me feel like we are even. bu doğru görünüyor mu?
A: × That way makes me feel like we are even.
✓ That way, it makes me feel like we are even.

to make it more natural/casual , you can remove “when i reply to their messages”
Q: Lütfen bana nasıl telaffuz edeceğimi öğret california. san jose.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: "Oh san you see" bu doğru görünüyor mu?
A: What do you mean by "san"?
Q: I'm going to san francisco at Mar.1. I'm first visit in usa so I don't know how to do a to z.
for example walking the streets at night is dangerous? what's famous in san francisco? bu doğru görünüyor mu?
A: 'I'm going to San Fransisco on Mar. 1. This is my first visit to the USA so I don't know (I'm sorry but I am actually not sure what you mean by the "do A to Z". If you let me know, I can help correct that part, too). For example, is walking on the streets at night dangerous? What's famous in San Fransisco?'

Please let me know what you meant by "to do A to Z" so I can assist with any corrections to help you make it sound more natural.

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

san

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions