A few minutes ago on NHK I saw some entertainment show - and there was the phrase 「きゅんきゅん」 as an answer to some question. I can not find translation for it..

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    What have you tried so far? You can generally lookup such onomatopoeic reduplications of form X-X as X-to. Hence, kyun-to. Link: kotobank.jp/word/… . Try searching online for examples of 胸キュン, too.
    – Dono
    Nov 9, 2014 at 6:28

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"きゅんきゅん" is a onomatopoeia(オノマトペ) in Japanese.
"きゅんきゅん" denotes that someone is felt or moved someone's mind by palpitation of falling faint love.
Compare it to feeling after read through Japanese manga "君に届け", English novel "The Gift of the Magi".

Nowadays, "きゅんきゅん" also means the feeling like "kawaii".

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