My friend which are Japanese always says きたー when he did something finished, then I asked him the meaning behind it. He said that it was similar よっす! that kind of expression that you already did something clearly. But again, even my friend are Japanese, and can speak english, sometimes I doubt with his explanation because he always explain it on his own english version (which I found there are many mistaken here and there for word-choice). So what is the actual mean of that word?

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    Did he really say よっす? Wasn't it よし or よーし?
    – naruto
    Aug 12, 2017 at 23:50
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    i tried to translate よーし with google and it says "good day" 😂. it should be "yosh!" right?
    – Kakashi
    Aug 13, 2017 at 4:23
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    short for できた 「できたー」を「きたー」に(意図的に)省略したりしますかね・・・「できたー」の「で」がたまたま聞こえなかったとかならわかりますけど・・
    – chocolate
    Aug 13, 2017 at 7:47
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    @ǝʇɐןoɔoɥƆ ネットスラングの「キタ━━━━(゚∀゚)━━━━!!」的な意味合いで言っている…ということも考えられるんじゃないですかね
    – hello all
    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:16
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    @GreekFellows そうそう、私はむしろそっちじゃないかなって思ったんです。「来た」→「きたー!」って。ネットスラングだったんですね。日常で‌​使う人が結構いるんで、ただの「はやり言葉」かな​と思ってました。ところでなんかめっちゃお久しぶりですね!
    – chocolate
    Aug 19, 2017 at 1:17

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きたー would mostly be used, as far as i know, would be either when something is finished being made or something you ordered has arrived. For example you ordered a pizza delivery with your friend, when it arrives you could say "きた、きた!" or its here, its here!, "きたぞう!" which is more along the lines of "it has arrived", or if you're a pretty calm person who doesn't have that much of a reaction to things, just "きた。" would work as well. Hoped that helped!

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    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:42

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