What do Japanese call their father-in-law?
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What do you call a father-in-law? A father-in-law is the father of a person’s spouse. Two men who are fathers-in-law to each other’s children may be called co-fathers-in-law, or, if there are grandchildren, co-grandfathers.
What do you call your mother-in-law in Japan? Parents-in-law
Similarly, you would call your mother-in-law お義母さん and pronounce it おかあさん (okaasan), the same as お母さん.
What does Okaasan mean? okaasan is the honorific form of address, and you’d definitely use it to refer to someone else’s mother. Formally, you wouldn’t use it to refer to your own mother, but, in practice, at least some Japanese do. haha would be used, formally, for your own mother, or in more casual speech.