04-10-2017, 02:54 PM
When elder people call younger relatives, they use individual names (often with -CHAN for under ten or KUN(boy)/SAN(girl) over ten) instead of relative relations.
On the other hand, younger relative call elder relatives by relative relations like as "OJIICHAN:grand father" or "OBAACHAN:grand mother". "-CHAN" is usually used by children but a person become small children in front of their elder relatives.
Younger relatives never call elder relatives by name.
Last edited by RadioKid : 04-10-2017 at 03:35 PM.
Reason: added CHAN/KUN/SAN