ちゃん

JapaneseEdit

Alternative spelling
chang (Internet slang)

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of さん (-san).

SuffixEdit

ちゃん (-chan

  1. (familiar or childish) title affixed to people's names; -chan
    シュワちゃん
    Shuwa-chan
    Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
    (まど)ぎわのトットちゃん
    Madogiwa no Totto-chan
    Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window
  2. title affixed to animals
    くまちゃん(あそ)
    kuma-chan to asobu
    play with Mr. Bear

Usage notesEdit

  • When affixed to people's names, ちゃん (chan) is most commonly added to names for young women and children.
  • When affixed to animal nouns, ちゃん (chan) is most commonly used by children and young women.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: -chan
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (jiàng)
  • Korean: (-jjang)
  • Russian: тян (tjan)