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かあさん【母さん】

 Kanto (Tokyo)

kaasan [kaːsãɴ̩]

Definition

Noun

  1. (Familiar) A term of endearment used to refer to the mother in a family: "Mom; mum; mama; momma; mommy; mother".
    1. やりくりかあさん【やりくり母さん
      yarikuri kaasan
      "a mom getting by"
    2. ね、かあさんやめてよ【ね、母さん止めてよ】
      ne, kaasan, yamete yo!
      "Mom, quit it!"

Notes

Context and nuance are key to understanding: a child calling his own mom "kaasan" in a light tone will be perceived as endearing; a teenager speaking in an objecting tone or over the internet is more likely to use this form to denigrate their mother (as opposed to using the honorific form おかあさん【お母さん】 okaasan).

意味:おかあさん【お母さん】

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