What does "Bocchan" mean?

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What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby Freak » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:00 pm

One thing I keep wondering about:
I noticed that a lot of fansites, especially Japanese ones, call Tir McDohl "Bocchan". Where did that come from? Is it some kind of fan nickname?

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Re: What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby Antimatzist » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:29 pm

I'd say this:
http://www.eudict.com/?lang=japeng&word=bocchan

Maybe just because he is the son of Teo.

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Re: What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby Rogue » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:51 pm

It means "young master."

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Re: What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby Blutiger Engel » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:19 pm

Ah, so are Snowe, Reinbach III and the other noble children called that as well?

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Re: What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby patapi » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:36 am

It is a nickname used by the servants for the young son(s) of their masters, but not always the case.

Mickey also calls Reinbach III by the name, I think. Snowe didn't have any non-silent servant characters making an appearance.

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Re: What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby Blutiger Engel » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:17 pm

Snowe is called "young master" in English by a few townspeople and Keneth in the bath scene, so I've been curious about what it is in the Japanese, like if they add -sama to the end of his name or something else like bocchan.

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Re: What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby Vextor » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:31 am

He's called "Snowe bocchama" in some lines I recall (Tal said it once as well). Bocchama and Bocchan are pretty much the same word.
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Re: What does "Bocchan" mean?

Postby Blutiger Engel » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:07 pm

Ah, thanks Vex! I really wish I could find Japanese clips, but Youtube is pretty much lacking them.


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