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JAPANESE SMILEYS (EMOTIONS)

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The Smileys(Emoticons) are used very often in the sentences of e-mails. It had begun in USA where is the internet had begun, of cource. In Japan the Smileys(Emoticons) grew differently from U.S.A, now they have various kinds. .

The difference between eastern(1 byte) Smileys(Emoticons) and Japanese ones(2 bytes) Apparently Japanese Smileys(Emoticons) are read vertically, when eastern Smileys(Emoticons) are read hosizontally. And Japanese face marks have much more kinds of variation than eastern ons. I think the reason is that while American(alphabet) letters in computer are 1 byte, Japanese letters in computer are 2 bytes, so Japanese letters can have more caracters. And also, Japanese sentences contain Chinese caracters which are phonograms, so it is easier to express and recognize something graphic with letters for Japanese people.

Second reason seems to that Japanese comics(manga) have many ways of express their feelings and situations by certain lines or graphics. And Japanese do the same things when they create face marks. So there so much Japanese Smileys(Emoticons) which are influenced by comics.

I introduce basic Japanese Smileys(Emoticons) which is used in e-mails very often in Japan. You can try that if you can enjoy to see as I explain or not. For the Smileys(Emoticons) with 2 bytes letters, people doens'nt see them by browsers of 1 byte language, so I prepared them with images (not letteres). But there are also Smileys(Emoticons) only with 1 byte. If you want, copy and paste them and use them in your e-mails !
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To the visitors whose language is 2 bytes (like Chinese, korean, thailand people), if you have Smileys(Emoticons) of your own language. Please tell me. I'd like to know facenmarks of other languages. Thank you.
Japanere Smileys
(2bytes)
American Smileys
(1byte)

INDEX

1.Chapter of "Expressions of feelings"

(*^_^*)
(>_<)
smilingly (niko niko)
smile (nikott)
wow! (wa--i!)
ouch! (itai!)
It's used most popularly.
He blushes by smiling.
He is pleased so much by raising his hands.
We use this mark when we write about something of failure or palinful.
p(^^)q
(-_-)zzz
Gyaaa--!
Do your best! Hold out!
(ganbare!)
crying face (naki gao)
sleep (neteru)
He is surprised excessively with his eyes wide open.
He waves flags for cheering you. We use this mark for encouraging someone else.
Tears run down his cheeks.
He sleeps by closing his eyes.
(^_^)V
(p_-)
? (hate?)
victory! (pi--su!)
I'm beaten / you win
(maitta)
magnifying glass
(mushi megane)
We use it when you don't understand well. Also when we pretend ignorance, too.
He makes v sign. It's for discribing something triumph or delightful
He holds a white flag for surrender with smile.
He wathes something with a magnifying glass. Maybe he wants to reveal your secret.
(^^)//
(^-^)b
(-_-)
applause (hakushu)
tearful smile (naki warai)
isn't it? (ne!)
get angry inwardly
(mutt..)
We use it when we want to appreciate so much something
sometime you may have the moment that you are too happy till tear come
we use it when we explain something and we want you to agree it.
He gets angry but he doesn't express his emotion so much outside.

2.Chapter of "Expressons of Japanese comics(Manga)

nothing to say (....)
please do me your favor.
(onegai!)
throw Shuri-kens (shutt)
He is too amazed to say anything. And he is in a cold sweat.
He ask you somethig with his hands togeter in front of the face.(Japanese typical gesture?)
Shuri-ken is one of weapons that Ninja use often.

*To eastern people,This is not a Nazis mark. This is opposite side. It is used very generally in Japan for the map. It means "Bouddhist temple" Don't mix up them please.
what are you looking for
(kyorokyoro)
Who? (furyou)
Nokotta nokotta!(Sumo referee)
(nokotta nokotta)
He looks around restlessly but curiously.
someone wearing sunglasses and with a scar on his face, so he is...
Nokotta nokotta is the phrase during the match of sumo. He has a fan in his hand.
(@_@)
((((((^_^;)
(>_< )( >_<)
dizzy giddy
(me ga mawaru)
leave secretly
(susususutt..)
deny strongly (bun bun)
He is dizzy and giddy
He moves from left side to right side stealthily. Because he feels embarrassed or he wants to ran away from something wrong for him.
He shakes his head strongly. He refuse something

3.Chapter of "Actions"

write a memo (memo wo suru)
Cheers! / To your health ! (kanpai!)
He writes a memorandum with a pen.
Two persons smiling hold glasses and says "Cheers!"
sorry / please take care of that affair for me
(gomen / yoroshiku onegaishimasu)
Here you are, the tea.
(ocha douzo)
He bows politely from bottom of this heart.
He brings you a Japanese tea on with a tray. It shows the hospitality.
W(`0`)W
punch ! (paanchi!)
Gaooooh
kiss ! (chutt!)
He punches you for encouraging.
He roars by opening his month wide. It express an anger.
He send you a kiss with a sound effect.
(^.^)/~~~
(;_;)/~~~
bye (1)
bye (2)
cigarette(a break) (tabako)
wink (uinku)
He sees you off shaking a handkerchief in his hand
He sees you off but it's too sad for him, so he is crying
He pinches a cigarette in his fingers. He smokes. It means a very relaxed situation or stoppinn a discussion
He winks at you
(^_-)db(-_^)
promise (yubikiri)
Let's damce (odori)
They make a promise by linking little fingers with each other.
He dances with joy. But the style seems the Bon festival dance...

4.Chapter of "Character(personge)"

<*)) >=<
cuttlefish / scuid
(ika)
fish (sakana)
octpus / devil fish (tako)
blowfish / globefish (fugu)
This is a one of the seefood
This is, too...
This one is the same, too....
This is a high-class fish for Japanese
(o|o)
(V)o\o(V)
cat (neko)
dog (inu)
He is an eternal hero for children.
He is one of the enemy of Ultraman
Am I pretty?
a dog with hanged down ears
star (hoshi)
ghost (yuurei)
a shooting star
It doesn't need an explanation
Japanese ghost doesn't have legs
bomb (bakudan)
Character of rabbit by Dick Bruna
for make an accent when you write a mail!?
Very famous character of Japanese comic by FUJIKO Fujio. I heard that it is famous in asia, too..


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