30 Japanese Emoticons (Text Like a Native)

30 Japanese Emoticons (Text Like a Native)

Are you familiar with the Japanese emoticons? If so, then could you tell how these emoticons are used and what they mean? I’m Japanese, and I think Japanese emoticons help enrich the expression of messages when sending mails containing hard to express feelings. However, misunderstanding may occur with the misuse of Japanese emoticons that is why proper usage is very necessary. In studying Japanese as a foreign language, many learners aim at being able to speak like a native. Now that emoticons are used almost everyday in expressing emotions, wouldn’t it be nice if you could use Japanese emoticons like a native too?



 

30 Japanese Emoticons (Text Like a Native)

 

Greetings 1  Good Morning and Hi

1. (^O^)/   Good Morning !

With one arm raised up high, it shouts out a lively “Good Morning!” This is used when you are in a good mood, welcoming a very good morning.

 

2. ( ̄Д ̄) 。o○   Good Morning

This emoticon expresses the feeling of being still sleepy. This is used when you just woke up and your eyes are still not yet open.

 

3. (´・ω・`)ノ   Hi!

Hi!Hello!etcetera is used when greeting casually.

 

Greetings 2  See you! Good bye! Good night!

4. (^^)ノ   See you!

This is an emoticon with a “See You” together with a face and hands waving.

 

5. ( TДT)ノ   Good bye ~

This is a tearful goodbye. This emoticon is often used when parting ways for a while from somebody.

 

6. (-_-)zzZ   Good night zzZ

This emoticon conveys that you are already sleeping, and is used when saying good night.

 

Greeting 3  Thank you and I’m sorry

7. (*´▽`*)ノ゛   Thank you♪

This emoticon says “Thank you” while being very shy. The asterisk expresses that the face of the emoticon is blushing.

 

8. m(_ _)m   I’m sorry …

This emoticon is kneeling down to the ground. The small m in both ends expresses both hands as the emoticon faces the ground. This is used when apologizing lightly too.

 

Reply

9. (*^-°)b    OK!

Ok! Finished! This emoticon is used when something is finished. The “b” expresses the finger showing a good or ok sign.

 

10. (・∀・)イイネ!!   Nice!

That’s nice! This emoticon is usually used to express common or same feelings.

 

Expression

11. (-_-)   Inexpressiveness

This emoticon is used when something seems boring or when someone does not want to react on something or someone.

 

12. (゜_゜)?   What?

This emoticon is used during those “ What is that?” Or “What does that mean?” times.

 

Feelings 1  Joy

13. (^^)   Smile

This is a simple smile used anytime.

 

14. (*^^*)♪   Happy

Used to express a warm feeling of happiness.

 

15. \(^∇^)/   I did it!

This emoticon expresses both hands raised up in joy from the feeling of finally accomplishing something.

 

16. (≧∇≦)キャー♪   Cheer (yahooooo!)

Compared to the emoticon in number 14, this emoticon expresses a more excited happiness. This is usually used during those moments when you meet someone you really admires.

 

Feelings 2  Anger

17. ( ’д´)コラー!   Anger (Hey!)

This emoticon expresses anger and you are about to explode.

 

18. (--〆)

This emoticon expresses silently getting angry. This anger is scarier than 17.

 

Feelings 3  Sorrow

19. (:_;)   Tears… Sad

This emoticon is usually used during those tearful moments.

 

20. (>д<)   Grrr! about to cry…

This is used when whining childishly.

 

21. (T_T) bang・・・   shocked

This emoticon is usually used when you got shocked at something.

 

22. (´・ω・’) geesh   disappointed

This is an emoticon used when you are disappointed. This is a standard emoticon.

 

Feelings 4  Bewildered

23. (;一_一)   Now I’m in trouble…

The semicolon “;” illustrates the perspiration on the cheeks of the emoticon.

 

24. (>_<)   What should I do now…

This emoticon is used when you feel like you made a complete fool of yourself.

 

Feelings 5  Surprise 

25. (@д@;)   Whaaat !! To get Surprised

The emoticon is surprised with a very wide rounded eyes. The emoticon is also perspiring. You use this emoticon when you are in trouble.

 

26. !!(°Д°)   Surprised!!

Eyes are pointed out and surprised at something very unexpected!! Mouth is wide-open.

 

Feelings 6  Fear

27. ((( ;゚Д゚)))   Shivers, Scary!

Frightened at something very scary.

 

28. (〃ω〃 )   Love

This emoticon shows a very shy face.
Example: I think I fell in love with you(〃ω〃 )♪

 

Love and Kiss

29. (*´3′)(´ε’*)   Kiss

This is used when you want to express that you are in good terms with someone.
Example: We went on a date yesterday (*´3′)(´ε’*)

 

30. (^3^)-☆   Flying Kiss

This is a very light flying kiss♪This is used by both men and women. This is used when one wants to thank a friend or when saying good bye to a lover.

 

Conclusion

So what do you think after looking at the Japanese emoticons? Have you seen them already? have you encountered some of them already? Were some strange? I hope that these Japanese emoticons be of use to everyone. In Japan, using emoticons could be rude when seriously apologizing in business situations so please be careful. So there you go! After reading this, you can enjoy using the Japanese emoticons when communicating through text like a native Japanese! You’re welcome.

 

30 Japanese Emoticons (Text Like a Native)

1. (^O^)/   Good Morning !
2. ( ̄Д ̄) 。o○   Good Morning
3. (´・ω・`)ノ   Hi!
4. (^^)ノ   See you!
5. ( TДT)ノ   Good bye ~
6. (-_-)zzZ    Good night zzZ
7. (*´▽`*)ノ゛   Thank you♪
8. m(_ _)m   I’m sorry …
9. (*^-°)b   OK!
10. (・∀・)イイネ!!   Nice!
11. (-_-)   Inexpressiveness
12. (゜_゜)?   What?
13. (^^)   Smile
14. (*^^*)♪   Happy
15. \(^∇^)/   I did it!
16. (≧∇≦)キャー♪   Cheer (yahooooo!)
17. ( ’д´)コラー!   Anger (Hey!)
18. (--〆)
19. (:_;) Tears…   Sad
20. (>д<)   Grrr! about to cry…
21. (T_T) bang・・・   shocked
22. (´・ω・’) geesh   disappointed
23. (;一_一)   Now I’m in trouble…
24. (>_<)   What should I do now…
25. (@д@;)   Whaaat !! To get Surprised
26. !!(°Д°)   Surprised!!
27. ((( ;゚Д゚)))   Shivers, Scary!
28. (〃ω〃 )   Love
29. (*´3′)(´ε’*)   Kiss
30. (^3^)-☆   Flying Kiss