What name you call the person older than you?

Philippines
September 9, 2012 4:36am CST
In different country they have a different way to call the name of their elderly relatives, parents, older sibling such as older brother and sister. This could mean a sign of respect or a sign of status. This also symbolize as part of tradition. In other country they just call any older people with there first name if they know them. This is acceptable. Even the young call their older with their first name. But, in other culture they are different. How about? In what name you call an older relatives or older people than you?
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
i call them grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, pop, tito, tita, auntie, uncles and for older brother and sister as kuya or ate. this s a typical Filipino term of endearment. instead of calling them in their first name we add it in the beginning of their name. this signify respect and of their status as someone who is more knowledgeable and ahead of one ages.
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@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
10 Sep 12
I just look at your profile first and of course you are my fellowman that is why won't bother to answer that anymore because you also know what I mean hahahah... I think in China is the same and the word Ate is almost the same to them like Atsi.
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9 Sep 12
In my culture I call a person older than me uncle, aunt, brother,sister etc depending on the gender and also relationship with them. However, it is also in practice to call them by name.
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
yes, i also hear and saw it in many movies. calling person by their first name even they are older than you seen as normal for other people from other country. they get use to t and it is acceptable for them. the older people also get use to it as long as they are treated fairly and not getting humiliated. and glad to know that you also called them as auntie or uncle s a sign of endearment.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
9 Sep 12
In our culture, we call the elderly relatives aunties, uncles, elder brothers and elder sisters. We don't call them by name, otherwise it is considered to be impolite. But we call the younger ones by their nicknames.
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
yes, that a good conduct and behavior for the youngster to practice. many cultures have different way to call the names of the people who are not there relatives, and calling them aunties, uncles and other names is a sign of respect and some would be happy to hear it. because you mean to recognize them and at the same time you treat them like those closer relatives. they would be happy to hear them being call by such names.
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@chibiyu (16)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
In Philippines, we are using "po" and "opo" in every sentences whenever we are having conversations with elders. It is a sign of respect to elders. About naming, we call "manang" or "manong" to those elder people who we doesn't know their names.
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
yes, were the same. but, in other tribes they call it in the other names. like in Tagalog thy call dikong the elder brother and ateng the eldest sister and other word such as the second sister or brother such as ditse, sanko, sanse etc. the Ilocano and visayan also have different way of calling the first name of their youngest son and daughter. this differences signify only one reason that recognition of respecting the person by calling them with those traditional name, not just by there first name.
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@fantabulus (4006)
• India
9 Sep 12
I never call by name to those persons who is older than me I can call friend if they are not my relative. Some time can call uncle, brother, sister etc. Even in mylot also I called my senior sir, uncle, aunty, madam etc.
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
good to know and that is a sign o respect and the people you know would really glad. it is a term close to endearment or being thoughtful this is a sign you recognize them. and calling them as a friend would make them treat you as their friend too. hopefully, all people have the same attitude as yours. but, in real situation, some does and some didn't.
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@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
hi.. in my country i usually call auntie, uncle, brother and sister for a sign of respect to them. but if my friend is older than me i just call her or his name.
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
yes, the same things for me and i just add there real name on t. because if i call them with there first name some become angry since t mean disrespect. though, with other encounter it just okay for them and they never get mad. while, in the family, my parents always reprimand me to call my older sibling in traditional names of respect this also equivalent of there status with authority than me.
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@natliegleb (5188)
• India
9 Sep 12
i call him my senior friend and i like to talk with him to gain more knowledge
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
glad to hear that. it is acceptable term and specially if you do not know the person name or you just approach her. this in terms of asking a question for a direction or a sign of respect. this is acceptable even in online world and it mean you recognize hm just like in face to face conversation. while other culture this mean as very different meaning for them and with other cultures they set their own rules.
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11 Sep 12
I call the older people like my grandfather,sir etc and this is the sign of respect.That the parents give you.And how you using it.My parents is the great theme for me.And my aim is follow his wishes.All the people have there aim that what was he do in his life.And i am following my aim.