What is that こう in


This is said by a character after being complimented. Apart from こう it's

what do I say


I don't know what to say

basically the character is at a loss for words. But I have no idea why does he append that こう at the end.



This 「こう」 is probably one of the most-often used "words" that are not found in the dictionary.

It is an interjection or a "filler" used when failing to find quickly the right words to describe something. The closest English counterparts that I could think of would be "well" or "you know" used as an interjection.

"Well, you know, how should I put it...?"


"How should I put it? It's like, umm..."


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.