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08:46 Jul 28, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: grandmother
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na +1obaasanJ_R_Tuladhar
naobaasan
Judith Shimai


  

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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
obaasan


Explanation:
This is the Japanese word for "grandmother". It is written:
お婆さん.

Hope this helps.


J_R_Tuladhar
Local time: 17:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in NepaliNepali
PRO pts in pair: 14

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agree  KathyT
2007 days
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1 day 9 hrs
obaasan


Explanation:
This is the most neutral choice; depending on the context, the words listed below may be better...
For your own grandmother:
baachan
obaachan
sobo (in more formal speech)

For someone else's grandmother:
obaasama (more polite than obaasan)

Derogatory:
baba



Judith Shimai
Local time: 21:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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