Japanese emoticons :S

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Reply #1 - 2011 March 23, 6:41 am
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

My japanese friends send me all kinds of emoticons but I have no idea what they mean exacty. I can only guess.

Is there a kind of a search where I can paste an emoticon and find the meaning.

To be frank, j-emoticons are a pain in the *** big_smile

what does this mean? ->  (´;ω;`)

Last edited by jettyke (2011 March 23, 6:42 am)

Reply #2 - 2011 March 23, 6:52 am
squeaky_lill_mk Member
From: Germany Registered: 2009-03-23 Posts: 18
Reply #3 - 2011 March 23, 6:56 am
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

Oh thanks!

It's surprising that that emoticon can be found on that list.

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Reply #4 - 2011 March 23, 7:00 am
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

ヾ(*´▽`)ノミ☆
this one's excited, right?

...can't find on any lists sad

Reply #5 - 2011 March 23, 7:07 am
ファブリス Administrator
From: Belgium Registered: 2006-06-14 Posts: 4022 Website

jettyke wrote:

what does this mean? ->  (´;ω;`)

Looks like a piglet to me. :p

Reply #6 - 2011 March 23, 7:29 am
pudding cat Member
From: UK Registered: 2010-12-09 Posts: 497

http://www.kaomojinavi.net/

This place has a pretty comprehensive list of Japanese emoticons.  It's amazing how many there are.

Reply #7 - 2011 March 23, 8:05 am
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

pudding cat wrote:

http://www.kaomojinavi.net/

This place has a pretty comprehensive list of Japanese emoticons.  It's amazing how many there are.

Do you know how I can just search for the emoticon on that site? Because it's a pain searching in all those lists.

By the way I have no words to describe the beauty and simplicity of this thing! big_smile

´Д`;≡;´Д`

Reply #8 - 2011 March 23, 8:36 am
fakewookie Member
From: London Registered: 2010-08-02 Posts: 362

It's not there are a lot of them, it's that they can be made however you want. So there's endless variety in the ones you see. There isn't some set list of Internet-approved emoticons or something.

aphasiac Member
From: 台湾 Registered: 2009-03-16 Posts: 1036

jettyke wrote:

ヾ(*´▽`)ノミ☆
this one's excited, right?

...can't find on any lists sad

Interesting I think one of my Japanese friends uses that exact one.

Either we have the same friend (unlikely), or Japanese people memorize the common ones..

Reply #10 - 2011 March 23, 10:36 am
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

I think that there is a kind of a thing that you type something in hiragana and it turns up like this. I doubt that they type every dot there.

Reply #11 - 2011 March 23, 10:38 am
Bokusenou Member
From: America Registered: 2007-01-12 Posts: 820 Website

aphasiac wrote:

jettyke wrote:

ヾ(*´▽`)ノミ☆
this one's excited, right?

...can't find on any lists sad

Interesting I think one of my Japanese friends uses that exact one.

Either we have the same friend (unlikely), or Japanese people memorize the common ones..

Most Japanese phones have 顔文字 support...if you want to have some fun, type 顔文字 using Google IME...(^^)v

Reply #12 - 2011 May 06, 4:50 am
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

I feel like Japanese people are intentionally putting like LOADS of emoticons to make other people feel like they're really excited, when they really are not.

How to see through what the person who uses emoticons really feels and means?

Although it seems like a stupid question, I'm still hoping for something interesting:D
(And how they make their fake smiles on photos is also kinda fake:S)

Reply #13 - 2011 May 06, 5:24 am
fakewookie Member
From: London Registered: 2010-08-02 Posts: 362

jettyke wrote:

I feel like Japanese people are intentionally putting like LOADS of emoticons to make other people feel like they're really excited, when they really are not.

How to see through what the person who uses emoticons really feels and means?

Although it seems like a stupid question, I'm still hoping for something interesting:D
(And how they make their fake smiles on photos is also kinda fake:S)

How are Japanese people unique in that?

Reply #14 - 2011 May 06, 7:57 am
TwoMoreCharacters Member
From: Sweden Registered: 2010-07-10 Posts: 480

Over here, teens use smileys pretty much instead of periods and exclamation marks. In real life they're not smiling and laughing with every single sentence they say.

Last edited by TwoMoreCharacters (2011 May 06, 7:58 am)

Reply #15 - 2011 May 06, 7:35 pm
chochajin Member
From: Japan Registered: 2008-07-13 Posts: 520 Website

There are emoticons (kaomoji) packs that you even can put into your IME, so when typing in Japanese, various emoticons will show up. It will help you understand them better.

E.g.:
Tpye: さむい
Get the following:
((´д`)) ぶるぶる・・・さむ~~
{{ (>_<) }}
彡(-_-wink彡ヒューヒュー

Type: へへ
Get:
( ̄▽ ̄)うへへへぇ~
ヽ(´▽`)/へへっ
ヽ(´▽`wink/=3=3=3=3 へへへ~っ♪

etc.

Reply #16 - 2011 May 06, 7:57 pm
Eadwyn Member
From: Kirkland - WA - USA Registered: 2011-03-24 Posts: 26

On the iPhone at least if you have the Japanese keyboard active you can access these emoticons by:

If Roman alphabet is active, select the globe key.
Your keyboard should have hiragana on the buttons.
On the bottom row, second from left (next to the globe icon) there should be a button with "^^" and a dash under those eyes.
By pressing this it should pop up a list near the input field, press the arrow.
You should now be able to see a crapload of these crazy emoticons.

This is one of the longer ones:

*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

Last edited by Eadwyn (2011 May 06, 7:59 pm)

Reply #17 - 2011 May 06, 8:29 pm
yudantaiteki Member
Registered: 2009-10-03 Posts: 3626

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/人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\ わけがわからないよ

Reply #18 - 2011 May 06, 10:14 pm
Nuriko Member
From: CA Registered: 2008-01-07 Posts: 603

Here is a good site that lists them

http://club.pep.ne.jp/~hiroette/en/facemarks/body.html

Reply #19 - 2011 May 07, 12:29 am
BooBooQ88 Member
From: Idaho Registered: 2009-03-25 Posts: 83 Website

Hmmm...  Should I start SRSing emoticons now???  hmm

Reply #20 - 2011 May 07, 3:15 am
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

BooBooQ88 wrote:

Hmmm...  Should I start SRSing emoticons now???  hmm

I'd say no. They're not useful enough to srs them, and there are too many of them.

I'd say learn to understand them.

Reply #21 - 2011 May 21, 4:15 pm
jettyke Member
From: 九州 Registered: 2008-04-07 Posts: 1194

What's that last thing with three signs?

"  いい事言ってくれるわねsmileありがとう***  "

I really doubt that it's "ass"

Last edited by jettyke (2011 May 21, 4:24 pm)

Reply #22 - 2011 May 21, 4:58 pm
dizmox Member
Registered: 2007-08-11 Posts: 1149

This is the best thing for kaomoji input. If using the google JP ime just import that version of the emoticon pack it into your dictionary list. I dunno about other input methods.

http://matsucon.net/material/dic/

What's that last thing with three signs?

"xxxx" I guess

Last edited by dizmox (2011 May 21, 5:03 pm)

Reply #23 - 2011 May 21, 9:38 pm
nest0r Member
Registered: 2007-10-19 Posts: 5236 Website

Brain activity while reading sentences with kanji characters expressing emotions: an fMRI study on kanji characters expressing “laughter” and “tears”

I'm impressed that someone actually did a study on this.

An interesting bit:

“Let us compare emotive kanji characters with emoticons, which are also added at the end of a sentence. Strictly speaking, experiments with the same subjects and behavioral tests are required for such comparison; however, here we consider only the brain activation results.

Significant activation of the fusiform gyri was detected in the case of emotive kanji characters. On the other hand, the fusiform gyri are reported to be activated not only when reading kanji characters, but also when seeing faces (7, 32, 42, 43). The fusiform gyri are believed to participate in configural processing of faces and kanji characters (16) as well as in semantic processing (17). Kanji characters are complex shapes composed of so-called radicals and other components, which are involved in recognition (15). Similarly, a human face is composed of several parts, such as the nose and mouth, which convey individual features and expressions. Proceeding from these common properties, we may hypothesize that activation of the fusiform gyri is related to the complexity of configural processing and semantic processing. Furthermore, considering that the fusiform gyri are not activated by emoticons, we may assume that configural and semantic processing of faces and kanji characters is rather complex compared to emoticons.”

Last edited by nest0r (2011 May 21, 9:40 pm)

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