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さん is the most common courtesy title to be used for both males and females. It’s like Mr., Mrs., and Miss. ちゃん is more casual and intimate form of さん, which is used between or among close friends and colleagues of both male and female, and notably among children. But, ちゃん is neither gender or age specific. I’m 83 year-old man and called as "Oishi-san" in ...



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