Questions tagged [internet-slang]

インターネットスラング. Character strings unique to textual domains, including phone based texting. Includes emoticons if they are relevant to Japanese language or usage.

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Is there a Japanese term that conveys the meaning of "attention whore"?

Just to clarify, an "attention whore" is a noun that can be used to describe a person (usually a woman, in fact, but the term can be used for men as well) that seeks attention, and would do ...
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犬 spelled as イッヌ

https://twitter.com/tyomateee2/status/1440691228115230731 イッヌ「ご主人!がんばって!」 In the above dog-related tweet, 犬 seems to be spelled as 'イッヌ' rather than 'イヌ'. Is the presence of 'ッ' a typo or is it a ...
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What does ご本家様 means?

I was scrolling twitter and saw this word that I've never seen before. These kanji together do not compose a word that makes sense to me, at least.
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Is おたくじじい a proper term to describe an old man who's into anime or is there another slang term for it?

So as the question states, is おたくじじい a proper term to describe an old geezer otaku or is there a better alternative?
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How to read 艶肌 in 艶肌メイク

Question: How is the 艶肌 in 艶肌メイク ("glossy skin make-up") pronounced? Context: An Instagram influencer used 艶肌メイク in one of their posts. Background: I struggle with newly coined Japanese ...
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「((ネーミングセンスとは」とは?

日本語   これからEKって呼びますねっ!!((ネーミングセンスとは ネットでこれを言われたんですけど、後半のインターネットスラングの意味はよくわからないです。「((」は大丈夫ですが、「とは」というのはどういう意味ですか?書き手の心情は一体何なんですか?自分がネーミングセンスないってこと?それとも僕がネーミングセンスないって? English   これからEKって呼びますねっ!!((...
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Trying to convey "Confection" or "Sweets" using Japaneese number wordplay

I am trying to convey a meaning using old Japanese numeral wordplay. The idea is to say something similar to the word for Sweets or Confection with up to 3 numbers. My understanding is that this word ...
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How do you pronounce a ッ followed by a ー?

I thought I fully understood katakana, but an old meme confuses me. Here is a nicovideo dictionary entry on it: フタエノキワミ、アッー! If you listen to a video of the English voice actor saying it, it just ...
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Is 笑 more like "LOL" or "haha"?

I know that 笑/草/w are just different ways to type out "haha" or "LOL", but is there a nuance between using which one? In English, "haha" is more casual and laid-back ...
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What is the meaning of putting a word in parentheses at the end of a statement [Internet Speech]?

I'm sorry, I can't think of a better way to title this question, but I took a screenshot of the short Twitter exchange showing what I mean: In case anything goes wrong with the image, here it is in ...
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What does できなさすぎる mean?

So I know that すぎる means too much, like 昨日お酒を飲みすぎた, etc. but when it comes to something like: 何々をすることができなさすぎる Does it mean: 1 - I can't do "this" at all. or 2 - I can't do "this" too much. So ...
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Software described as 香ばしい

Upon seeing a particular enterprise software solution XYZ being mentioned, a passing-by IT engineer wrote this: XYZなかなか香ばしい My dictionary only have food-related definitions for this word. What ...
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Meaning of メリ and メリ子

Context: in the manga Dead Tube, a girl is being raped while being filmed. Among the comments on the video, some users wrote メリメリメリメリ and メリ子メリ子. What is the meaning of the two comments? To me it ...
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What does チビバージョンは草 sentence means?

I commented in a Japanese Youtube video of a game. I said not to release it globally because it's just a chibi version of an already released game and they replied to me with チビバージョンは草. And when I ...
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What does the letter 'P' at the end of an author's pseudonym mean?

There are many authors on YouTube and NicoNico whose names end with the letter 'P', for example: 鼻そうめんP, 無力P, etc. What does this 'P' stand for? Why do they all use it?
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Trying to understand this tweet

Not sure why, but although I'm not bad at understanding japanese, sometimes there are messages like this I cannot understand at all. Could someone help me understand how the overall grammar works here ...
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How do Japanese people use 🅱️-substitution, if at all?

A common internet meme is to use 🅱️ as a replacement for B's in a word, such as "🅱️oneless" or "trou🅱️le". Sometimes it's additionally done for C's, such as "🅱️o🅱️a 🅱️ola". Is this a thing ever ...
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Meaning of 人 in Japanese internet slang

In a page from the Dead Tube manga, a man is being killed during a live video. Some of the viewers comment the scene simply with "人". What is the meaning of this kanji when used in this way? Could its ...
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"星を投げ合う" in the context of the Internet

The link is down right now for non-Japanese users, but the song Social Network(そーしゃるねっとわーく) has these lyrics in it: 好きな時に電源を入れて 誰かの文字列を覗き込む 星を投げ合うだけくらいが心地良い 僕のもうひとつの “部屋” 秘密の場所 It's pretty ...
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Meaning of 小動物系

Context: a man reads some online posts after accusing another man of being a pedofile. What is the meaning of 小動物系? Considering the context and the fact that images of young girls came out when I ...
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「○○は草」とはどういう意味でしょうか?

Abemaの麻雀チャンネルを見ていたら、人のコメントの一部または全部をコピーして、最後に「は草」を付けて送信する人がいました。 例えば、コメント欄がとても盛り上がっていた時に「コメント読みてえのに多すぎて読めねえんだよ だから各自で控えろ」というコメントがありました。 これに対して コメントを控えろは草 と送ってきました。 このようなことをいろんなコメントでずっと繰り返していました。...
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「おはつよろ」のいみはなんですか?

「おはつよろ」のいみはなんですか? I was interacting on a chat and after providing greetings, I used hajimemashite and yoroshiku onegaishimasu and I received ohatsuyoro as a response. I was unable to find the word(s) ...
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What does ^^; mean?

I was reading through this one question on OKWAVE that was asking people what they thought of Japan’s education system. It’s a pretty long read, but it does have interesting parts to it. For instance, ...
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Are there trends in Japanese similar to Pig Latin or Martian Chinese?

There are of course multiple individual slang expressions where you use Latin alphabet and numbers such as ww, W, ggrks, wktk, kwsk, etc. However, is there any specific system or argot made just for ...
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Internet vocabulary: Is 落ちる an equivalent of "being AFK"?

Context I saw many times people using 落ちる in a chat followed by 後で. I assumed that the user expressed his intent of temporarily leaving a chat and planned to come back later. Question As the title ...
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Meaning of 電凸 in suicide context

Context: in a manga, a video of a person filming himself with a smartphone while committing suicide jumping in front of a train has the following title: 早朝にガチの電凸してみた As far as I understood from ...
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What is the meaning of すこ in ほんとすこ?

Seen on the internet. Looking around I see others guessing it might be a different form of 本当っすか for 本当ですか, or maybe すこ for すき. Can anyone confirm? Thanks!
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Meaning of Japanese slang phrase「モロです」?

Can somebody provide a explanation of the meaning of the term モロ as used in the phrase 「モロです」? I see references describing もろ/モロ as an adverb meaning "completely" or "totally" but that doesn't seem ...
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Are なぬand ぬぬ like slangy/cute ways to say なに?

When I say them out loud, it makes sense like someone in english saying "wuuut" instead of "what?", but that mostly applies to written casual conversation I guess. Anyway is this correct or is it ...
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What is the Japanese word for video views on the Internet?

For videos on the Internet like YouTube, which have a specific number of the times they've been viewed by people. What are those views called in Japanese?
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Pronunciation of「ww」(笑い)

In Japanese internet slang, you see people use「ww」to mean something like "lol". I was curious how this would be pronounced if read aloud. In English, I hear people say either /ɛl oʊ ɛl/ or /lɑl/ for "...
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Can the term ちわ be used as slang for こんにちわ?

The term was used in a chat and I can't find the meaning.
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Can こんちゃbe used as a slang form of こんにちわ?

It was a typed response to me after I greeted the person in an email. I am wondering if it is a slang term or if it has a different meaning. Thank you.
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What's the meaning of "どアップしんどい"?

I found this sentence in a manga and I can't understand what it means. どアップ (or ドアップ) should mean close up, while しんどい means tiring, bothersome, hard etc., but what do they mean when they are put ...
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Using of あたまおかしい in various situation and translation

Recently, I found a joke about CPU Cores/Threads here. I catch attention on the word "あたまおかしい" which in this context is probably: It is crazily/insanely fast. Right? But I have seen many use of "...
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what does クソリプ means?

I guess it's a short for クソリプライ which literally means shit reply. But what is "shit reply"? Is it similar to "shitpost"? I don't really understand its meaning along with where and when you would use ...
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What does ま? mean?

Japanese "ま?"と話している人を見たことがあります。あれっ?と思ったのですが、会話が成立しています。何かの略語だと思いますが、分かりません。もちろん辞書にも載っていません。 ま?の意味は何でしょうか。 English I have seen people who say "ま?" I thought what?, but they were ...
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What does 次行ってみよう mean?

I haven't done too, too much in-depth research on this one, but a general search seems to show that this is a joke or a meme. Either way, I'm very interested in knowing a bit more about the context of ...
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how should 断面神 be interpreted?

I'm stuck trying to guess what 断面神 might be. Context: Expressing astonishment it's possible to find a place in Tokyo where croissant is about as good as in Paris (while looking at a photograph of ...
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だお (net slang?)

I think I remember some characters in steins;gate ending sentences with お or だお. What does it mean?
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Meaning of kaomoji: ヨロ(`・ω・´)スク!

I’ve encountered this kaomoji: ヨロ(`・ω・´)スク! quite a few times already: However, I’m stumped as to what it could mean. I have noticed the half-width katakana「ヨロ」and「スク」, but am unclear on what ...
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Meaning of 不人気街道一直線

不人気街道一直線 I found this expression on few Japanese sites (social mostly, so it seems like some slang?), but what does it mean? I guess it means 'unpopular', but that's not enough for me if I see so ...
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Meaning of sentence「最近よくじわ怖スレ見てるからビビりになってる。」

I'm self studying Japanese and I read horror stories to build my reading skills. Recently I came across this sentence that I can't figure out: 最近よくじわ怖スレ見てるからビビりになってる I can't understand what do じ, ...
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What does(棒) as net slang mean?

I was reading a novel at Syosetsuka ni Narou's site and I found(棒) in one of the dialogues. I know that there's a similar(笑) that's equivalent to English net slang "lol", but I find no sense in ...
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Meaning of はなちゃああああああ in internet slang

I upload videos on niconico and sometimes I get はなちゃああああああ commented on my videos. I did tons of googling but I got nothing.
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What is the significance of ココ and サ in emoji?

I am wondering what these emoji mean. Like, why would they create these ones specifically? I'm trying to think of a translation for ココ, but all I can think of is "cocoa" or a shortened long word, but ...
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The origin of "HN"

I've read that HN is used as an abbreviation (略) of "Handle Name". Why was Handle Name abbreviated in Japanese instead of the much more common, at least in English, "User Name" or even the good old "...
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What does (ry mean?

I found this chapter title quite confusing: サブライターがメインに昇格した二作目って大抵(ry which I understand to mean something like: A second work made by a sub writer who became the main writer? Seems mediocre. ...
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Do Japanese people see ツ as a smiling face?

Tsu (ツ) kana is sometimes used on the internet as a smiling face, such as in the emoticon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I'm wondering if Japanese people notice it or is just another character for them? The reason I'm ...
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Is the ending ~ま鶴 just a slang corruption of ~ます?

Occasionally on Twitter, I see tweets from young native Japanese-speakers like: おはようございま[鶴]{つる} with the obvious meaning of おはようございます。 Is this change of ます to まつる just a form of slang, and is it ...
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