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English Reference for san (さん)

  1. suffix honorific language familiar language Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms., -san
  2. polite language makes words more polite (usu. in fixed expressions)
Example sentences
Mr Aoyama has a large family to support
Boxing Day, when presents are given to the postman, the milkman, etc., is the first week-day after Christmas
Hello. Is this the Gotos' residence
Mr Smith is too polite to say anything bad about others
Happy New Year, Louise
Mr Smith says, "I was born in New York.
Uncle Bob invited us to have dinner
Can you take his place, Leo
Why don't you ask Mr White
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