One of the exercises in the class this week involved dialogs with people referring to their family members. I was very surprised to find out that the word a person refers to his or her own family members is not the same word someone else calls that person. How is it that I haven’t heard of this before? The words are also different depending on whether that person is older or younger. I call my husband otto, but when you refer to him, he is goshugin. You call your own father chichi, but I would call your father otousan. I think I am going to have to make some flash cards for this new vocabulary. There are a lot of family member words!
My classmates read my post about the library and gave me advice on what I need to do to get a library card. I also found out that with a library card, I can check out ten books at a time! I plan to go to the library on Saturday to see about getting a library card. Everyone is so helpful.