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Learn Japanese Through Anime || Crayon Shin-chan: "Tou-chan Kaa-chan"

Learn Japanese Through Anime || Crayon Shin-chan: "Tou-chan Kaa-chan"

Miso Dog
Crayon Shin-chan is an anime that I thought would be good for learning Japanese.
Oh? Why did you think that?
Misoko
Miso Dog
It looks like it's for kids, so I thought I could learn something from it. I actually have a question...
Let's see...
Misoko

What do you Call your Parents in Japanese?

Have you ever wondered how to address your parents in Japanese? Most Japanese classes will teach you the basic "okaa-san" and "otou-san," but did you know there are quite a few other ways to call your parents? Shin-chan, from the anime Crayon Shin-chan, refers to his parents as "tou-chan" and "kaa-chan." What is the difference between this and the standard textbook way, and what kind of impression does it give to a native Japanese speaker?

Find out in this episode of Anime Phrases 101!

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