Language Lesson

Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 34 - Japanese Emoticons

 Here we’ll introduce (kaomoji), Japanese emoticons. They look quite different from English ones. Below are some examples.

Emoticons/Kaomoji

:) smile (^^) (^_^)

:D big smiley (^?^) o(*^?^*)o

;) wink (^_-) - ? (∈^??) -?

:( sad (T_T)?·(??`)·?·?

XD excited

:O surprised w(?o?)w Σ(°?°;)

angry (-_-?) ?(?`?´?)??

:S confused (@_@)

sorry m(_ _)m (ToT)?

hello! (^O^)/?? (*^O^)?

goodbye ?(^_^) (TωT)?~~~

congrats (*^o^)?????(^-^*)

There are only a small sample! Feel free to look them up online.

Here some animal Kaomoji. Can you guess which animals these are?

(=^?^=) ?? (neko) Cat

(?∈? ) ?? (tori) Bird

(´?(?)?`) ?? (kuma) Bear

?(=?=)? ??? (usagi) Rabbit

U^?^U ?? (inu) Dog

??? (sakana) Fish

Here’s one more!

/^o^\ (fujisan) Mount Fuji!

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