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How to say Adopted Kid In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
養子ようしヨウシ
Pronunciation: youshi
How to Say It Outloud: yo-u-shi
Usage: Refers to a child who has been adopted.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は養子として育てられました。
Example Sentence English:He was raised as an adopted child.
HiraganaKatakana
もらいごモライゴ
Pronunciation: moraigo
How to Say It Outloud: mo-ra-i-go
Usage: Refers to a child who has been taken in, less formal than 養子.
Example Sentence Japanese:その子はもらい子です。
Example Sentence English:That child is adopted.
HiraganaKatakana
じせいジセイ
Pronunciation: jisei
How to Say It Outloud: ji-se-i
Usage: A rare term referring to a child resembling his/her adoptive parent.
Example Sentence Japanese:あの子はじせいのように見える。
Example Sentence English:That child looks like their adoptive parent.

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