Maruchan is a Japanese word comprised of two parts, Maru and chan. Maru literally means round, as in the shape of a ball or a happy child’s face. Maru also means rounded, as opposed to square or angular. In Japanese, round has a connotation of friendliness. The word chan is a suffix, used with a child’s name. “Chan” is used to show endearment and affection for a child.
Modified on: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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