The Japanese language makes extensive use of honorifics and humble language in many situations. Let’s learn about them in this short article.
Honorific suffixes are attached to the end of names, such as さん in 田中さん, and are often gender-neutral. Honorific suffixes also indicate the relationship between the speaker and referred individual’s and are often used alongside other forms of formal and polite expressions like Humble Language.
The difficult thing about learning honorifics and humble expressions is that we need to memorize the words that have special forms when they are in honorific or humble forms.
Anything that does not have its own special expression fall under the general rules of humble and honorific conjugations.