Japanese emoticon guide and translation

Ever stumble upon a Japanese twitter feed or blog and wonder what all those bizarre emoticon faces meant? Known as "Kaomoji" (face words), these emoticons are extremely varied, and can be used to convery a variety of mental states.

Here's a small selection from the bunch: 

                   Emoticon                         Translation

 


(^_^)
(Smiling) 

(>_<)
Oh no!


(ToT)
Crying

m(_ _)m
Sorry (bow)


( ̄ー ̄)
Heh.

(≧∇≦)/
YAY!

( ̄□ ̄;)
OMG...

(#^.^#)
Blush

(*´▽`*)
LOVE

(ーー;)Ugh...

(*^▽^*)
Love it!

 (゜∀゜)
YEAH!

( ゚ Д゚)
WUH?

(・∀・)
Heehee

(´・ω・`)
Aw...

ヽ(´ー`)┌Chill out

(* ̄m ̄)
(Pissed off)

(‘A`)
Oh god...

(´ε` )
Meh.

(⌒▽⌒)
Hehehe
 (°∀°)
Yeah, baby!

 

 

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