Well, onii (I think) is brother; not to be confused with "oni" (meaning demon). In any case, onii-san (shortened to nii-san) is how it's used, typically, by little siblings. The 'san' suffix being kind of familial (or friendly) while still being respectful. As opposed to 'chan' which is, I believe, the suffix used for women and children.
So in short, as I understand it, "nii-san" as a form of address pretty much means "Big Brother." Though it should be noted that I don't know Japanese either, and this is just based on what I've gathered from watching a lot of anime and Japanese movies, and reading manga.
I'm loving the slogans people are throwing out. "Aren't they supposed to be in school?" made me laugh out loud at inopportune moments (middle of the night in the livingroom), as did the Philosopher's Stone and PS2 ones.
Keep 'em coming!
QUOTE(Ailuro @ Jan 17 2005, 04:58 PM)
"My Anti-drug"Fullmetal Alchemist:
"The Show That Opposes Milk"Fullmetal Alchemist:
"Keep on Guessing"Fullmetal Alchemist:
Somehow I missed a bunch from the previous page. These cracked me up. I think the reason this show could be a legitimate anti-drug, is because there are images in there that shoud NEVER be viewed while high.
lol "FullMetal Alchemist - Quest for lost body parts" oh man that's gold, lmao... *sigh*
::wiping a tear away:: I love you guys.
This post has been edited by Ghost: Jan 21 2005, 03:26 AM