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Japanese Word for "Grandmother"

The Japanese word for Japan is obaasan. The way to say it phonetically is "oh-baah-sahn".

Here's how to write obaasan, the Japanese word for grandmother:

Hiragana for o, pronounced oh Hiragana for sa, pronounced sah Hiragana for n

And here's how to write obaasan in only hiragana:

Hiragana for o, pronounced oh Hiragana for ba, pronounced bah Hiragana for a, pronounced ah Hiragana for sa, pronounced sah Hiragana for n

Obaasan is the polite way of saying "grandmother", and you use it when referring to someone else's grandmother. The humble way of referring to your own grandmother in Japanese is sobo

Here, you can just write it purely in kanji.

And here's how to write sobo, the humble Japanese word for your own grandmother, in hiragana:

Hiragana for so, pronounced soh Hiragana for bo, pronounced boh

Click here to check out how to say and write more Japanese words


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