Japanese term of endearment. Normally used for a female, exceptions are often made for young children. Usually used with a first name. Sometimes used between people who are dating.
Hoshiko-chan, ogenki desu ka? (Hoshiko, are you well/how are you?)
a japanese honorific, or suffix added to the end of one's name. chan is usually used when:
1. the person is a small child, ie, younger sibling or friends sibling
2. the person is cute, usually younger, usually a girl
3. can be used on pet cats, dogs, etc..
-chan is mostly used by those in the anime community in america. chan is not often used unless you are familiar with that person and they are younger then you, or they are someone you are familiar with's younger sibling. since chan can mean cute, some boys looking to be manly may be a bit offended by it. also, it should be noted that the suffix chan is used mostly among friends. you wouldnt greet a freshman you dont know as chan, but perhaps as <their name>-kohai. (kohai meaning something along the lines of lower classman)
1. Oh look! its my little brother! hello Jay-chan!
2. look at Felicia-chan's cute dress ^-^
3. Here comes Kitty-chan! What fluffy paws she has!
"chan," usually used in the plural as "chans," can refer to the large array of English-language websites that were inspired by the japanese imageboard 2channel. The largest and most influential of the "chans" is the popular website 4chan, although there are many other similar websites such as 7chan, 420chan, wakachan, iichan, not4chan, gurochan, fchan, sidechan, renchan, and so on and so on.
Their characteristic features are anonymous posting, content being quickly deleted once it becomes old, "sage"-ing, and an idiosyncratic and strange culture.
"Yeah, I browse the chans a lot...4chan mostly, but gurochan when I need some fapping material."
A Cantonese surname.
In Chinese, Chen.
e.g. Jacky Chan, Alan Chan, Mr. Chan
A term in fan fiction
- usually smut- to indicate that a character in the ship
is underage, and still a child (under 18)
Person one: did you read that Snape/Harry fic?
Person two: no because I don't like chansex.
Used in japanese language, after a person's name, often used to represent friendship or affection.
My recommendation is that you use it, sparingly, with a person of the opposite gender which you are attracted to, or already dating (for example). It should be used sparingly because he/she may not get it and may ensue egopatriotic attitudes against you for your multicultural behavior.
"*hugs* Lita-chan! ^.^"
suffix: often "-chan" to flavor someone's name. Chan in Japanese is a term of affection and usually in the feminine. Cute boys, harmless best friends, and other girls might have "-chan" added to their names by people into the anime/manga scene. High pitched voice is optional.
"Oh, B-chan, you look adorable in those cat ears."
"Widdo C-chan, so kawaii!"