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Hiroko’s top 3 casual Japanese Expressions.
In this lesson,you are going to learn three common expressions that will wow your Japanese friends. They are super easy and it will take less than 3 minutes.
Okay let’s hear the phrases. First うそ! (Uso!) No way. Next we have かわいー! (Kawaī!) that’s so cute. And we have すごい! (Sugoi!) wow Phew! (Phew!) う、そ (u, so) うそ! (Uso!) うそ! (Uso!) means a lie but it can be also used as an interjection to mean you are kidding or no way.
So when I am really surprised at what I heard from someone or I think that’s unbelievable, I would often say うそ! (Uso!) as an expression of surprise.
かわいー! (Kawaī!) that’s so cute. か、わ、い、い (ka, wa, i, i) かわいー! (Kawaī!) かわいー (kawaī) is an adjective meaning cute.
When I find something so cute, I say かわい-! (Kawaī!) . If you make the last E sound a little bit longer, you can express how impressed you are.
Finally we have すごい! (Sugoi!) wow or amazing. す、ご、い (su, go, i) すごい! (Sugoi!) すごい (sugoi) is an adjective meaning terrific or amazing.
This adjective can be used as a single word to express how impressed you are to see something.
Okay let’s recap. First we have うそ! (Uso!) no way or you are kidding. Next we have かわいー! (Kawaī!) that’s so cute and we have すごい! (Sugoi!) that’s amazing, wow.
Now let’s practice. So I am looking for my wallet and I can’t find it うそ! (Uso!) . Now I am at shopping and I find a cute jacket かわいー! (Kawaī!) Now I find the jacket is on sale すごい! (Sugoi!)

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hi mina-san! Which of Hiroko’s 3 casual expressions did you like the best? :kokoro: What other casual expressions do you like? :hachimaki:

May 9th, 2017 at 10:23 am
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Brunoさん、
Konnichiwa. こんにちは。
The Japanese language has also many fonts like English has.
Therefore, the same letters sometimes look different.😉
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Bruno
April 25th, 2017 at 12:28 am
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excuse me
on うそ , your “so” look so weird
its just a different writing style?

August 19th, 2016 at 10:27 am
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jason san,
konnichiwa.
You learnt a lot.
:smile:
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jason
August 12th, 2016 at 12:37 am
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sugoi means wow but also be cool

cool is another word for wow

like that cool

you say: that cool

August 9th, 2016 at 10:08 am
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Ryan san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Well…the Japanese language doesn’t have the word かわい.
Do you meanかわいそう which is ‘look poor’?
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Ryan
August 4th, 2016 at 7:32 pm
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I think that ‘cute’ should be kawaii 可愛い and kawai かわい is more like ‘you poor thing’.

July 20th, 2015 at 4:02 pm
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トーマス さん、
こんにちは。 :smile:
Kawaii has four and sugoi has three because かわいい has four hiragana letters and すごい has three.
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トーマス
July 19th, 2015 at 2:09 am
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Short Question: how many syllables do “kawaii” and “sugoi” have?
Do the final longer i count as one or two?
Thanks ;)

July 14th, 2015 at 2:14 pm
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Butterguy san,
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for the comment.
That’s great! :thumbsup:
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Butterguy
July 14th, 2015 at 1:12 am
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This is a great lesson now i can talk to my friends in japanese :)