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What's the difference in Japanese between "onii-san" and "aniki" (Kanji characters provided inside the question)?

Asked by luigirovatti (2297points) 1 week ago

Between ”おにい さん” and ”兄貴” respectively. Thank you in advance for the help.

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Onii-san is older brother
is also older brother but it says it’s an honorable term, and means “older brother” and “superior”
apparently Aniki is also used in the Yakuza for higher rank members

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