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Adult in Japanese 🇯🇵

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adult おとな
How to say “adult” in Japanese? “おとな”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “おとな” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on adult in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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おとな info.

– Tips to remember the Japanese word:
– Break down the word into smaller parts: 'お' (o) + 'と' (to) + 'な' (na). Think of it as a sequence of sounds.
– Associate it with the phrase "Oh, too now" which might help in making a mental connection.
– Think of "おとな" suggesting maturity, as adults often say "Oh" in enlightenment or realization moments.

– Explanations:
– "おとな" (otona) is a noun in Japanese that means "adult" or "grown-up." It implies a person who has reached maturity both in physical growth and in societal status.

– Other words that mean the same thing:
– 成人 (せいじん, seijin): This word specifically refers to an adult in the sense of having reached legal adulthood.
– 大人びる (おとなびる, otonabiru): This verb means "to act grown-up" or "to appear mature."

– Alternate meanings like slang:
– "おとな" itself doesn’t have common slang variations but can be part of expressions:
– 大人の事情 (おとなのじじょう, otona no jijou): Adult matters, often implying situations that can't be explained simply or to children.

– Examples of sentences that use it:
– 彼はもうおとなです。(かれはもうおとなです。Kare wa mou otona desu.) – He is already an adult.
– おとなになってから、考えが変わりました。(おとなになってから、かんがえがかわりました。Otona ni natte kara, kangae ga kawarimaa.) – My thoughts changed after becoming an adult.
– 子どもたちはおとなに憧れています。(こどもたちはおとなにあこがれています。Kodomo-tachi wa otona ni akogareteimasu.) – The children look up to adults.

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