Short guide to Japanese emoticons
If you have a Japanese friend and you suddenly got emoticons like =^.^= or m(_ _)m – don’t be alarmed. Unsurprisingly, like in many things in life, Japanese have a different way of showing their emotions when using emoticons. As always Japanite! has a short guide for you on understanding the Japanese emoticons.
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m(_ _)m – I’m sorry. If you look good you’ll see a man nodding his head.
(^_^)/ – I’m excited.
(^_^;) – I’m uncomfortable/embarrassed. A man with a drop of sweat on his face.
(>^_^)> ( ;_;) <(^_^<) – several emoticons together meaning two friends hugging their crying friend, or actually laughing at him.
Sometimes only the eyes express the feelings of you the one you talk to.
>_< – Something on my mind.
T_T – crying.
@_@ – puzzled.
=^.^= – a cat.
Know of any more funny Japanese emoticons? share in the comments.