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(one’s own) older brother in Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

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(one’s own) older brother ใ‚ใซ
How to say “(one’s own) older brother” in Japanese? “ใ‚ใซ”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ใ‚ใซ” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on (one’s own) older brother in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Japanese word:
– Associate "ใ‚ใซ" (ani) with someone you look up to and respect, which is often the case for an older brother.
– Imagine a mnemonic: "A" brother who is "ni(ce)" to you, hence "ใ‚ใซ".

– "ใ‚ใซ" (ani) is traditionally used to refer to your own older brother in a respectful and somewhat formal manner. It's often used in family registers and formal introductions.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– ๅ…„ใ•ใ‚“ (ใซใ„ใ•ใ‚“, niisan) – More casual, can refer to someone else's older brother.
– ใŠๅ…„ใ•ใ‚“ (ใŠใซใ„ใ•ใ‚“, oniisan) – Polite, can refer to both your own and someone else's older brother.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In some contexts, ๅ…„ (ใ‚ใซ, ani) can metaphorically extend to mean a senior figure or a mentor in a non-family setting, particularly in gangs or among craftsmen.

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. ็งใฎใ‚ใซใฏๅŒป่€…ใงใ™ใ€‚(ใ‚ใŸใ—ใฎใ‚ใซใฏใ„ใ—ใ‚ƒใงใ™ใ€‚) – Watashi no ani wa isha desu. (My older brother is a doctor.)
2. ใ‚ใซใฏใ„ใคใ‚‚็งใ‚’ๅŠฉใ‘ใฆใใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ€‚(ใ‚ใซใฏใ„ใคใ‚‚ใ‚ใŸใ—ใ‚’ใŸใ™ใ‘ใฆใใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ€‚) – Ani wa itsumo watashi o tasukete kureru. (My older brother always helps me.)
3. ็งใฎใ‚ใซใฏใจใฆใ‚‚่ฆชๅˆ‡ใงใ™ใ€‚(ใ‚ใŸใ—ใฎใ‚ใซใฏใจใฆใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚“ใ›ใคใงใ™ใ€‚) – Watashi no ani wa totemo shinsetsu desu. (My older brother is very kind.)

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