big fly Ohtani san!


The announcer in the video below always says ‘Ohtani san‘ when Ohtani hits a home run.

san is さん in Japanese, which is put after people’s name to show respect to them. The name can be either surname or first name.


かとうさん Mr Kato

かとう is a popular Japanese surname.

たかしさん Takashi

たかし is a popular first name for Japanese boys.

Suffix to show respect

Japanese suffix after person’s name
On this page, you can learn about basic Japanese suffixes which are used after people's name including さん and ちゃん.