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11:34 Jan 3, 2003
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: sama
This word was used by my friend who didn't know how to say the word in english
Kristie
English translation:No single translation - see explanation
Explanation:
This is a very polite word added to the end of a name to show respect. It's like "-san", but more polite.

The nearest that we can get in English is Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms but this doesn't fully capture the sense which is probably why your friend didn't know an appropriate word.
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Peter Coles
Local time: 16:51
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No single translation - see explanation


Explanation:
This is a very polite word added to the end of a name to show respect. It's like "-san", but more polite.

The nearest that we can get in English is Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms but this doesn't fully capture the sense which is probably why your friend didn't know an appropriate word.

Peter Coles
Local time: 16:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Thank you, that was most helpful!!
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