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Japanese Words and Expressions You Might Have Learned From Anime

Whether you’re a casual viewer or a big-time fan, you’ll eventually learn some Japanese words after hearing them a lot while watching anime shows. Here are some examples of the words that have already been added to our vocabulary:

Sugoi (すごい) – amazing, awesome, great

When an anime character says “sugoi,” their eyes often twinkle.

Kawaii (かわいい) – adorable, cute

Anime characters say “kawaii” when they see something cute or adorable.

Baka (ばか) – stupid, moron, idiot

“Baka” has been a trademark word for all “tsundere”-type girls, but it can be used for other contexts too.

Shine (死ね) – “Die!”

This one is filed under “anime screenshots you can here.”

Ureshiii (嬉しい) – “I’m glad”

“Ureshii” is an expression uttered when an anime character is feeling happy.

Tomodachi (友達) – friend

Find a “tomodachi” who will love you for life.

Hitoribocchi (ひとりぼっち) – loneliness, solitude

“Hitoribocchi” is a complex word, and “loneliness” or “sadness” are the closest English translations.

Itadakimasu (頂きます) – “Thanks for the meal!”

“Itadakimasu” is an expression Japanese people say before having a meal. After eating, they say “gochisousama” (ご馳走様 ).

Daijoubu (大丈夫) – okay, fine, good

In the end, life will always be “daijoubu.”

Ganbatte (がんばって) – “Do your best!” “Good luck!” “Keep at it!”


Drop Other Japanese Words or Expressions!

Did you learn any other Japanese words or expressions after watching a lot of anime? Drop some of them in the comments section! #

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