Introducing People (4): At a party
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Notes(1) Formal Introductions
In Japanese there are several levels of formality. Here is the expression, "Nice to meet you" on various formal levels.
Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
|very formal expression
used to a higher
|to a higher|
|to an equal|
|to a lower|
The honorific "o （お）" or "go （ご）" can be attached to the front of some nouns as a formal way of saying "your." It is very polite.
|someone else's country|
|someone else's name|
|someone else's job|
|someone else's field of study|
There are some cases "o" or "go" does not mean "your." In this case they make the word more polite. Click here to learn more about "o" and "go".
|tea (Japanese tea)|
(2) Addressing People
The title "san (Mr./Mrs./Miss etc.)" is used for both male and female names, and either the family name or the given name. It is a respectful title, so you can not attach it your own name or to the name of one of your family members.