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adressing people in the chinese armed forces

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adressing people in the chinese armed forces

Unread postby Al Jumhuriah Al Hind » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:41 pm

does everyone call each other comrade or their rank?
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Unread postby Frank Soon » Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:55 am

When the position (eg. company leader) is known, they would be called by position or surname+position or position+comrade, when it's unkown, rank or rank+comrade would be used.
One also can call those equavalent to or lower than himself in position by full names or name+comrade, and call those higher than himself "Shouzhang" (leader) or Shouzhang+comrade.
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Unread postby aquan » Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:10 am

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Unread postby Al Jumhuriah Al Hind » Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:06 pm

in the usa, u can simply call a superior "sir". will xiansheng do?
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Unread postby Frank Soon » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:25 am

No, "xiansheng" is only used on civilians.

Oh, This time I have a question: do a Pvt. call a NCO "sir" too? or only call a officer that?
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Unread postby Al Jumhuriah Al Hind » Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:05 pm

well no matter what a person's rank even if they are in a different department of the u.s. military(like a vice adm outranks a maj.gen.),and as long it is a superior one than yours, u can simply address them as sir or (rank here) sir.(example:colonel sir). if the rank is equivalent to yours or inferior, u can call them by their surname or just the rank. u don't really call each other nco's or co's. but we do have nco ranks(pvt-sgt.maj.) and co(2nd lt.-gen. of the army). but just because u are an nco, we dont adress them as nco. i hope this answers your question.(just to let u know i'm no expert on the u.s. military)but this should be true.
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Unread postby Blakwhit » Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:47 pm

Just to clarify a little bit in the us military NCO's are limited to Cpl-SgtMaj. and no Pvt.s do not call NSO's sir, NCOs normally won't allow it. If you are a private you address the NCO as Sgt. or CPL. In the army you can call and Sgt. from Sgt. to SgtMaj simply Sgt. In the Marine Corps however you are required to call some one by there full rank like Staff Sgt. or whet ever it might be.

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