JLPT N5 Vocabulary


older brother; elder brother; young man; buddy

JLPT N5 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【おにいさん】(oniisan)


  • older brother; elder brother
  • young many; buddy

Study Notes:

  • お兄さん (oniisan) is the more formal version of 兄 (ani).
  • It can be used to refer to both your own brother or someone else’s brother.
  • It can also be used to refer to young men in a friendly way.

Type: Noun

Level: JLPT N5 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese furigana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

anata wa oniisan ga iru no desu ne.
You have an older brother, right?
Example #2

anata no oniisan wa isogashii desu ka?
Is your older brother busy?
Example #3

oniisan wa watashi yori se ga takai.
My older brother is taller than me.
Example #4

kimi wa oniisan ni sokkuri da yo.
You look just like your big brother.
Example #5

sakki anata no oniisan ni suupaa de atta yo.
I just saw your older brother at the supermarket.

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