○○さん 

04/17/2010 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

I originally from Tokyo so not really familiar with those Kansai dialect, but when I was teaching my student who used to live in Kyoto for 5 years, he told me that people in Kyoto ( or Kansai area ) add the suffix ‘さん’ ( = san ) to shrines and temples.

For example, they call 清水寺 “清水さん” and  ” 八坂さん” for 八坂神社.

According to him, people in Kyoto add the suffix ‘さん’or prefix ‘お’ to lots of things.

eg.

in Tokyo: まめ、いも、おはよう、おまえ

in Kyoto: まめさんいもさん、おはようさんまえさん

まめ = beans

いも = potatos

おはよう = greeting for  “Good morning”

おまえ = impolite form of  “You”

By the way, do you know what this picture is?

This is a cell phone straps named うんこさん.

Wow… Japanese people are so polite even they put ‘さん’ after POOP !!!  (^^;)

– Maki

tutorjapanese2000@yahoo.co.jp

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