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What does Jii-chan mean?

Sorry, I'm trying to get a little Japanese in before I start it in school. What does Jii-chan mean?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    It means "Grandfather", however you would only call your own grandfather, "jii-chan". It would be rude to address someone else grandfather as such, you should use "ojii-san".

    Secondly, be careful with the spelling because "ji-san" (one less "i") means "uncle" not "grandfather".

    Source(s): I am a Japanese/English translator.
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  • Belie
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Grandpa

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  • 10 years ago

    meaning Granpa: he belongs to all children who will listen to his stories.

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