Concise Weaboo Dictionary

Dear friends! 😃 Although I don’t speak or read Japanese, I use – as a proud weaboo (a noob fun of Japanese culture) – a bunch of Japanese words and phrases in the conversations. I know that for some people, it makes the text difficult to read, and I’d like to apologize for the inconvenience. To help those who are not familiar with the weaboo lexicon, I compiled a brief dictionary of the words and phrases I used. The words listed in the dictionary have their stressed syllables underlined.

Japanese word/phrase
Meaning

ano

umm

arigatou

thank you

arigatou gozaimashita

thank you very much

doumo

thank you

dozo

please, welcome, go ahead etc.

eto

umm, erm

giri-giri seifu

saved by the skin of my teeth

hai

yes

honto

really

mina-san

everyone

minna

everyone

ne?

right?

sono

that

sou desu ka?

is that so?

sou desu ne

indeed

sumi masen

I am sorry

yabai

this is bad

yappari

I knew it, as I thought

youkoso

welcome
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Annotation

Used at the beginning of speech, as a polite and, often, timid way to draw attention and indicate that you have something to say.