keistje (ainbthen) wrote in little_details,
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Japanese Honorifics

In a shop where someone goes often, to the point where the shopkeeper knows their name, would the shopkeeper address them as -san, or as -sama? And how would they address the shopkeeper? Even if they knew her first name, would they still use her last name? And one more question: If they were introducing the shopkeeper to a friend, would they use the friend's full name, or just last name, and would they use -san in the introduction, or a more familiar honorific to denote their level of friendship? (We're talking about two guys and a female shopkeeper, if that matters.)

Thanks!
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