おばあさん vs. おばあちゃん:Which is Used As Your Grandma?

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おばあさん vs. おばあちゃん:Which is Used As Your Grandma?

What is the difference between “おばあさん(obaasan) and おばあちゃん(obaachan)”? Which is used as the meaning of “your grandma”? After reading this, you would be answering this question. Let me introduce what their subtle differences are and how you correctly use them such as native speakers today!

おばあさん (obaasan)

An old lady / 老奶奶 / 할머니 / Bà

“おばあさん(obaasan)” means “An old lady” and which has been used as the meaning of “a lady who exists for many years”. The basic ways to use it are that “おばあさんは___。(An old lady ___.)”, etc For instance, “おばあさんはくるまう。(An old lady buys a car.)”, “あのおばあさんはほんむのがきだ。(That old lady likes to read books.)”, このおばあさんは90歳きゅうじゅっさいだ。(This old lady is 90 years old.)”, etc. The tips for using it are that “おばあさん” is used as the meaning of “AN OLD LADY WHO IS NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER”, unlike “おばあちゃん”. Everyone could use “おばあさん” as casual, polite and formal such as “このおばあさんは90歳きゅうじゅっさいだよ。(This old lady is 90 years old.)” as casual, and “このおばあさんは90歳きゅうじゅっさいです。(This old lady is 90 years old.)” as polite and formal.

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あのおばさん有名ゆうめいだよ。 (That lady is famous.) (那位阿姨很有名喔。) (그 아줌마는 유명해요) (Dì ấy là người nổi tiếng đấy.)
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病院びょういんにたくさんのおばさんがいました。 (There were ladies in the hospital.) (医院里有很多阿姨。) (병원에 아줌마들이 많이 있었습니다.) (Có rất nhiều phụ nữ lớn tuổi ở bệnh viện.)
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このおばさん電車でんさでスリにあいました。 (This lady was pickpocketed on the train.) (这位阿姨坐电车的时候遇到小偷了。) (이 아줌마는 전철에서 소매치기당했습니다.) (Người phụ nữ này đã bị móc túi trên tàu điện.)
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となりすわってるおばさんたちがうるさい・・・ (The ladies sitting next to me are noisy…) (坐在旁边的阿姨们很吵……) (옆자리의 아줌마들이 시끄러워 …) (Mấy người phụ nữ đang ngồi cạnh tôi thật là ồn ào…)
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おばあちゃん (obaachan)

Grandma, Granny / 奶奶 / 할머니 / Bà tôi

“おばあちゃん(obaachan)” means “Grandma or Granny” and which has been used as the meaning of “one’s grandmother used informally”. The basic ways to use it are that “わたしのおばあちゃんは___。(My grandma/granny ___.)”, etc. For instance, “わたしのおばあちゃんはくるまう。(My grandma/granny buys a car.)”, “わたしのおばあちゃんはほんむのがきだ。(My grandma/granny like to read books.)”, “わたしのおばあちゃんはこのひとです。(My grandma/granny is this person.)”, etc. The tips for using it are that “おばあちゃん” is used as “AN OLD LADY WHO IS YOUR GRANDMOTHER”, unlike “おばあさん”. Everyone could use “おばあちゃん” as casual, polite such as “おばちゃんは90歳きゅうじゅっさいだよ。(My grandma is 90 years old.)” as casual, and “おばちゃんは90歳きゅうじゅっさいです。(My grandma is 90 years old.)” as polite and formal.

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おばあちゃん誕生日たんじょうびプレゼントをったよ。 (I bought a birthday present for my granpa.) (我买了送给奶奶的生日礼物。) (할머니 생일 선물을 샀어.) (Tôi đã mua quà để mừng sinh nhật của bà tôi đấy.)
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来年らいねんおばあちゃん旅行りょこうきます。 (I’m going to travel with my grandma next year.) (我明年会和奶奶一起去旅行。) (내년에 할머니와 여행 갈겁니다.) (Năm tới, tôi sẽ đi du lịch với bà tôi.)
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先週せんしゅうおばあちゃんものきました。 (I went shopping with my grandma last week.) (上周我和奶奶一起去购物了。) (지난주 할머니와 쇼핑했었어요..) (Tuần trước tôi đã đi mua sắm với bà của tôi.)
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おばあちゃん70歳ななじゅっさいだよ。 (My granny is 70 years old.) (奶奶已经70岁了。) (할머니는 70 세예요.) (Bà tôi đã 70 tuổi rồi đấy.)
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