Name Suffixes (eg. -San)

Psymon

Psymon

Hi, I Just started the course, and am really enjoying it so far. Japanese is a beautiful language. :D I have only reached the end of audio lesson 1.2, and read the grammar newletters that go with them. So I understand that the -san suffix to a person's name is a polite honorific. However I have heard people using other ones as well, and maybe it is covered in later lessons but I am curious about what they mean; -sama -sa -kun -dono -riu I have an idea of what they might mean based on the context they were used in, but I'm not really sure, could you explain the differences to me pls?
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Konnichiwa! Thank you for choosing our course! and we're glad you're enjoying it! There are various name suffixes, but here are the main ones that you'll often hear :shock: *-CHAN* For children, used after boy or girl's give name For example: Suzan-CHAN *-KUN* Used after boy's given name ALSO used after a subordinate's family name (regardless of gender) For example: Ken-KUN (boy's name + KUN) and Yamada-KUN (Subordinate's last name + KUN) *-SAMA* Used after a superior's or customer's name (regardless of gender) For example: Tanaka-SAMA *-DONO* More honorific than *SAMA*. It is sometimes used in letters, but scarcely used in conversations today. Enjoy learning Japanese! Tanoshiku benkyou shite kudasai! :D
Psymon

Psymon

o Arigato for clearing that up :)

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