老人ろうじん vs. お年寄としより vs. ご年配ねんぱい:Which Are Used As Rude?

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老人ろうじん vs. お年寄としより vs. ご年配ねんぱい:Which Are Used As Rude?

What is the difference between “老人ろうじん(roujin), お年寄としより(otoshiyori) and ご年配ねんぱい(gonenpai)”? Which is used as “the rude meaning in daily conversations”? 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!




[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark-circle” wrap=”i”] 老人ろうじん(roujin) / お年寄としより(otoshiyori) and ご年配ねんぱい(gonenpai)

[wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-right-2″ wrap=”span”] Old people, Elderly people / 老人, 老年人, 老人家 / 노인네, 노인, 어르신 / Người già, Người lớn tuổi, Người cao tuổi

老人ろうじん(roujin)” means “Old people” and “お年寄としより(otoshiyori) and ご年配ねんぱい(gonenpai)” mean “Elderly people” and which has been used as the meaning of “the period of years towards the end of their life”. The tips for using them that “老人ろうじん” is used as the “RUDE MEANING” in daily conversations, whereas “お年寄としより(otoshiyori)” is used as “CASUAL and POLITE” and “ご年配ねんぱい” is used as “POLITE and FORMAL”. The basic ways to use them are that “___は老人ろうじんだ。(___ are old people/ is an old person.) and “___はお年寄としより/ご年配ねんぱいだ。(___ are elderly people/ is an elderly person.), etc. For instance, “かれ老人ろうじんだ。(He is an old person.)” and “かれはお年寄としより/ご年配ねんぱいだ。(He is an elderly person.)”, etc. Everyone could use 老人ろうじん as casual and rude such as “あいつは老人ろうじんだね。(He is an old person.)”. And “お年寄としより” is used as casual and polite such as “かれはお年寄としよりだね。(He is an elderly person.)” as casual and “かれはお年寄としよりです。(He is an elderly person.)” as polite. Lastly, “ご年配ねんぱい” is used as polite and formal such as “かれはご年配ねんぱいです。(He is an elderly person.)” as polite and formal. However, “老人ろうじん(Retirement home)” is just one of the name, so that isn’t rude.




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ミクが「老人ろうじんってきじゃないんだよね。」ってってたよ。 (Miku said “I don’t like old people.”) (“我不喜欢老人”,miku这么跟我说过呢。) (미쿠가 “노인네들은 별로야”라고 했어.) (Miku đã nói là ” Tôi không thích mấy người già tý nào.” đấy.)
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老人ろうじんって・・・。でも、なんで年寄としよきじゃないんだろう? (Old people… But I wonder why she doesn’t like them?) (老人……但她为什么不喜欢老人呢?) (노인네라… 하지만 왜 노인을 좋아하지 않는 걸까?) (Người già …? Nhưng tại sao cậu ấy lại không thích người lớn tuổi vậy nhỉ?)
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祖母そぼ老人ろうじんホームにはいっています。 (My grandma is in a retirement home.) (我的祖母在养老院。) (할머니는 양로원에 들어가 계십니다.) (Bà tôi đang ở trong viện dưỡng lão.)
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優先席ゆうせんせきすわったらダメだよ。ここは年配ねんぱいかた専用せんようだよ。 (Don’t seat priority seats! Only elderly people could use here.) (你不能坐在优先座位上。这里专供老年人使用。) (노약자석에 앉으면 안돼. 이곳은 어르신들 전용석이야.) (Nếu ngồi ở ghế ưu tiên là không được đâu. Đây là chỗ dành riêng cho người cao tuổi đấy.)
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年配ねんぱい1人暮ひとりぐらしがえています。 (More and more elderly people are living alone.) (独居的老年人正在增加。) (혼자 사시는 어르신들이 늘고 있습니다.) (Số người cao tuổi sống một mình đang gia tăng.)
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老人ろうじんばっかりだね・・・ (There are lots of old people.) (都是老人……) (노인네들뿐이구나…) (Toàn là người già nhỉ….)
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このサービスのターゲットそう年寄としよです。 (This service is targeted at the elderly.) (这项服务的对象是老年人。) (이 서비스의 타겟층은 노인입니다.) ( Mục tiêu của dịch vụ này là hướng đến những người lớn tuổi.)
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これは年配ねんぱいけのサービスです。 (This service is intended for the elderly.) (这是一项针对老年人的服务。) (이것은 어르신들을 위한 서비스입니다.) (Đây là dịch vụ hướng đến những người cao tuổi.)
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