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24. Nihongo Dōjō - Did Japanese Ever Taste This Good?!

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Mr. Payne,
thank you very much for the comment. I’ll share your post with my team
and try to improve our lessons. :smile:


avatar Mr. Payne

To much extraneous conversation between the teachers. Let’s get to the lesson material, already!

avatar Kat


This is a really interesting question, and one that Japanese people wonder about as well!

I read some Japanese message board discussions about this topic, and many of the posters seem to agree that calling a friend/boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents お父さん・お父様・お母さん・お母様 can sound overly forward at first, and could offend the parent in question. They recommend calling a friend’s father おじさま・おじさん, and a friend’s mother おばさま.

However some other posters say that they just go ahead and call their friend/boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents お母さん・お父さん, and that a friend’s mother in particular could be offended by being called おばさん・おばさま, especially if she is relatively young (in her 30s or 40s).

In conclusion, think it very much depends on your age and the age of the parent in question, as well as on how close a relationship you have. I hope this helps a little! :wink:

avatar Kat

私も小さなレストランが大好きです。雰囲気(ふんいき, atmosphere)がいいですよね :smile:
There’s apparently something wrong with her stomach in that she never feels full, no matter how much she eats. :shock:

avatar Amber

Fabrizio is calling Fuyuka’s father お父さん.
In English people would call him Mr. + his surname…
Is it normal in Japanese to say お父さん to a collegue’s or friend’s father?

avatar トーマス



avatar Motoko

It is. Thank you for telling us it!
I fix it :grin:

avatar Kenjhee

Is there an error in the Romaji on page 6 (section ii)? It reads:

chiisakuku arimasen deshita

Is that an extra “ku”, or am I going koo-koo? ;)

Arigato Gozaimashita,

avatar Naomi

がんばってください! :razz:
And keep posting your sample sentences in the comment section. :wink:

avatar マイ

ありがとうございました。はい、私は分かります。That all makes perfect sense. I tried and failed :sad: I learned a lot thought, thank you. :grin:

I just finished the last lesson of Newbie Series 3 last night, and I am going to start Beginner Season 4 today. I made so many mistakes :oops: , but maybe if I keep pushing forward I’ll reinforce the things I have learned.


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