4 Replies ・ Started by kamui51 at 2023-03-01 15:08:49 UTC ・ Last reply by Priyabrat at 2023-03-05 01:08:40 UTC

Difference between みな and みんな?

The title is pretty self-explanatory, so I'll keep it short. May someone please help me understand in what context I should use each to refer to "everyone" and perhaps also why there are these two readings of 皆?

Priyabrat at 2023-03-02 01:53:51 UTC

I have heard them saying みなさん while addressing a mass. Like みなさんおはようございます
And usage off みんな is like みんなの日本語、みんなで考えましょう
I think the degree of closeness (intimacy) is higher in case of みんな


Priyabrat at 2023-03-02 02:54:07 UTC

The above sentence can also be written as 読者みなさんに意見をお願いします。

By the way, here, in this forum I think everybody is discussing about things related to jisho (jisho.org).
Please let me know if there is any appropriate forum/community to discuss about such kind of language (japanese) related doubts.

jarmanso7 at 2023-03-02 17:29:39 UTC

As far as I know, there is no restriction in this forum to discuss doubts about Japanese beyond topics strictly related to the website jisho.org itself. I have seen plenty of people asking about Japanese doubts here and it's fine.

That said, you can try to look up and ask Japanese Language related questions at https://japanese.stackexchange.com which is a Q&A website about Japanese, you may get better quality answers there.

Priyabrat at 2023-03-05 01:08:40 UTC


Many thanks for letting me know about japanese.stackexchange website (henceforth shall call it as jsw)

It is a wonderful platform where knowledge on any, literally on any field
can be further fine tuned by virtue of discussing a topic in q&a mode.
But, in order not to let one knowledge field get messed with another, jsw provides a feature called team.
Discussions made by members of a particular team remain confined to the same team I believe.


Kindly give your consent to create a free jsw team (accommodates 50 members max) and name it as jisho-org
I highly encourage people from this forum to join the jisho-org jsw team, especially Japanese native speakers.



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