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  • Hey guys!

  • So a couple videos back, on my Mt. Takao autumn leaves video

  • A couple of you guys noticed that in one of the scenes

  • there's a Japanese sentence and at the end I wrote a "w"

  • I got several comments asking what that "w" meant

  • from people saying that they've seen it on the internet before

  • Yes, this is probably the most important Japanese internet slang that you can learn

  • So if you remember anything from this video, make sure it's this one

  • You will see it all the time and it's very useful

  • Basically the "w" means lol in English

  • It's just laughing

  • In Japanese laugh is "warau" It looks like this

  • If you write that in English it is "warau"

  • So they shorten that to just the "w"

  • So it's really easy to type

  • If you wanna laugh a lot you can just put lots of Ws!

  • You'll see this all the time on Twitter, YouTube, FB, everywhere

  • I definitely recommend using it, it will make your Japanese look very natural

  • Another Japanese slang that you might see a lot on Twitter is "nau"

  • This is just the English word "now"

  • For example "karaoke nau" means "I'm at Karaoke right now!"

  • So when you are doing something right at the moment, and you post a status

  • you can write "nau" at the end

  • You'll see that a lot on the internet

  • It's not proper Japanese

  • But it's used a lot on Twitter and such

  • Those are really the only 2 Japanese internet slang that I see a lot

  • that are very common and everyone knows them

  • But there are lots of other Japanese internet slang

  • that are used in places like NicoNico or 2ch

  • which is a Japanese internet forum

  • I was in Akihabara the other day and I found these internet slang cookies

  • So I thought it would be fun to open these up and check them out

  • and see if we can learn some Japanese internet slang together

  • So you can see there are a few on the front here like kwsk, wktk...

  • These are ones that I don't know

  • There's the wwww the lol

  • Maybe that one's like "sumimasen"? I dunno

  • Let's open up the cookies together and see what they are

  • You can get these in Akihabara at Animate, I think I got them at

  • They make a cute souvenir

  • They're so adorable

  • They have the little emoji cats on them

  • That's awesome

  • Ok the first internet slang cookie is this kanji

  • This is read "otsu"

  • According to the internet slang guide that comes with the cookies

  • It's otsukaresama, so a short way of saying otsukaresama

  • This is not the kanji for otsukaresama, the actual kanji is this:

  • But because this kanji is pronounced the same way

  • Some people may use this for otsukaresama

  • Which means "Good job!" or "Thank you for your hard work!"

  • People say it once you've finished doing some kind of task, or work or school or something

  • The next cookie is orz

  • I bet you've seen this one before

  • Is this really just a Japanese thing?

  • I swear I had seen this somewhere else before coming to Japan

  • The three characters orz are supposed to look like a guy hunched over on the ground

  • You use this when you are disappointed or tired

  • Whenever you would be like hunched over on the ground

  • I did not know that was a Japanese one, interesting

  • I've been curious to find out what this wktk one is

  • I've seen this on the internet before, but not too much

  • So it's probably more on websites like 2ch and stuff that I don't go on very much

  • Let's figure out what this means because it's really bothering me

  • wktk is short for wakuwaku tekateka

  • Which means you're really excited

  • Waku waku is like "waku waku shiteru" "I'm really excited!"

  • Teka teka means like shiny, so I guess you're so excited that you're shiny?

  • So I guess you use wktk when you're really excited about something

  • Interesting...

  • Another one I have been curious about is kwsk, I have no clue what this one is

  • Omg, this one means kuwashiku it's short for kuwashiku

  • Which means like "in detail"

  • So when you want somebody to explain something more in detail you can say kwsk

  • That's really cool, I didn't know that

  • There are a couple in this booklet here that I didn't get the cookies for

  • that I want to explain to you guys

  • because I've seen these ones used quite a bit on Youtube and such

  • This one right here: riajyuu

  • Ria is short for "real" and jyuu is short for "jyuujitsu"

  • "Riaru" which is like "real" or "real life"

  • And jyuujitsu is kinda like "fulfilled" yeah that's probably a good way to say it

  • So it's people with a real life that's very fulfilled and happy

  • You refer to those people as "riajyuu"

  • You'll often see people referring to happy couple as "riajyuu" and stuff like that

  • Other ones that I have seen before are this one

  • That's a character for "u" and "p"

  • So when you're typing on a Japanese keyboard, say you wanna type the character for "ka"

  • You will type "k - a"

  • After you type the "a" it will transform into the "ka" character

  • But until then the "k" will stay as alphabet

  • So to get these you need to type "u - p"

  • Because "p" isn't a Japanese character, it just stays like that as the alphabet

  • So you get this after you type "up"

  • So this just means "up"

  • And this one down here means "ok"

  • So this "up" you will often see when people are referring to YouTubers

  • Like "up otsukaresama"

  • "Good job on uploading your video!"

  • So this "up" will mean "upload"

  • So yeah you'll see that one on Twitter sometimes

  • Alright guys I hope that was helpful for you and you learned something!

  • If you know some other Japanese internet slang, let me know in the comments

  • I'm definitely not a pro on them

  • But I'm sure that you need to know the "w" because people use that all the time

  • So make sure to remember that one!

  • Thanks for watching guys

  • And let me know if you want more short Japanese lesson videos like this one

  • I can try to make some more

  • I'll see you guys soon, bye!

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