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Pet names 2008/2/27 04:04
Do Japanese have pet names/ love names? And if so, would you list some?

Like love, pet, sweety, honey, cup-cake etc.
by Sakanuumia  

Pet names 2008/2/27 09:51
Sakanuumia

"anata", "da-rin" (darling), or "papa" seem to be the most common. My wife just uses "oi boke".
by Dave in Saitama rate this post as useful

also... 2008/2/27 12:04
..."honey"...it is popular at least for my friends...
by Umi rate this post as useful

Meaning? 2008/3/2 06:08
What does the different nicknames mean? Do you have any other good names for friends? ^_^

Oh, by the way, something off the subject; Do you get noted if someone answers an ad here? Or when someone has answered the "Contact this person"?

Thank you for the answers! =D
by Sakanuumia rate this post as useful

. 2008/3/2 09:44
Dave,

You made me laugh! Hat's off to your wife!
by Tokyonet rate this post as useful

... 2008/3/2 14:14
Do you have any other good names for friends? ^_^

For friends, we tend to use nicknames made out of their first or family name... or maybe from a habit they have, or things they like, etc., so that there are no "general" pet names.

To give you the meanings of the ones quoted by Dave in Saitama:
"anata" = my dear (used by wife to the husband. Literally it means just "you," but that's how its used.)
"da-rin" = darling
"papa" = (from the wife to the husband (if they have kids))
"oi boke" = Hey, dimwit! (...in a very loving way I'm sure lol)
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