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Kawaii in Oxford English Dictionary

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The Japanese term Kawaii [かわいい] has been in urban dictionaries for a while now but its finally made its debut into the Oxford English dictionary.

"kawayusu" [かわゆす] is the short form of "Kawaii Desu" and one can also use the term "Kawaii-ssune" [かわいいっすね].
"Kawaii" is also often written in katakana like [カワイイ].

Be careful how you pronounce "Kawaii" because if you say it like "Kowaii" [怖い] then it means "scary" ^^;

Other Japanese terms that have made it to the English dictionary are Bokeh [ぼけ] which refers to the out of focus background in photos and tsunami. I think it will only be a matter of time before "Oppai" makes its debut too ^^;

What other Japanese words do you think should make it into the Oxford English Dictionary?
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These puchi illustrations of Mirai Suenaga and co from the Moekana hiragana learning series.

Thanks to Cavalock for the tweet.


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