Hey guys! So a couple videos back, on my Mt. Takao autumn leaves video A couple of you guys noticed that in one of the scenes there’s a Japanese sentence and at the end I wrote a “w” I got several comments asking what that “w” meant from people saying that they’ve seen it on the internet before Yes, this is probably the most important Japanese internet slang that you can learn So if you remember anything from this video, make sure it’s this one You will see it all the time and it’s very useful Basically the “w” means lol in English It’s just laughing In Japanese laugh is “warau” It looks like this If you write that in English it is “warau” So they shorten that to just the “w” So it’s really easy to type If you wanna laugh a lot you can just put lots of Ws! You’ll see this all the time on Twitter, YouTube, FB, everywhere I definitely recommend using it, it will make your Japanese look very natural Another Japanese slang that you might see a lot on Twitter is “nau” This is just the English word “now” For example “karaoke nau” means “I’m at Karaoke right now!” So when you are doing something right at the moment, and you post a status you can write “nau” at the end You’ll see that a lot on the internet It’s not proper Japanese But it’s used a lot on Twitter and such Those are really the only 2 Japanese internet slang that I see a lot that are very common and everyone knows them But there are lots of other Japanese internet slang that are used in places like NicoNico or 2ch which is a Japanese internet forum I was in Akihabara the other day and I found these internet slang cookies So I thought it would be fun to open these up and check them out and see if we can learn some Japanese internet slang together So you can see there are a few on the front here like kwsk, wktk… These are ones that I don’t know There’s the wwww the lol Maybe that one’s like “sumimasen”? I dunno Let’s open up the cookies together and see what they are You can get these in Akihabara at Animate, I think I got them at They make a cute souvenir They’re so adorable They have the little emoji cats on them That’s awesome Ok the first internet slang cookie is this kanji This is read “otsu” According to the internet slang guide that comes with the cookies It’s otsukaresama, so a short way of saying otsukaresama This is not the kanji for otsukaresama, the actual kanji is this: But because this kanji is pronounced the same way Some people may use this for otsukaresama Which means “Good job!” or “Thank you for your hard work!” People say it once you’ve finished doing some kind of task, or work or school or something The next cookie is orz I bet you’ve seen this one before Is this really just a Japanese thing? I swear I had seen this somewhere else before coming to Japan The three characters orz are supposed to look like a guy hunched over on the ground You use this when you are disappointed or tired Whenever you would be like hunched over on the ground I did not know that was a Japanese one, interesting I’ve been curious to find out what this wktk one is I’ve seen this on the internet before, but not too much So it’s probably more on websites like 2ch and stuff that I don’t go on very much Let’s figure out what this means because it’s really bothering me wktk is short for wakuwaku tekateka Which means you’re really excited Waku waku is like “waku waku shiteru” “I’m really excited!” Teka teka means like shiny, so I guess you’re so excited that you’re shiny? So I guess you use wktk when you’re really excited about something Interesting… Another one I have been curious about is kwsk, I have no clue what this one is Omg, this one means kuwashiku it’s short for kuwashiku Which means like “in detail” So when you want somebody to explain something more in detail you can say kwsk That’s really cool, I didn’t know that There are a couple in this booklet here that I didn’t get the cookies for that I want to explain to you guys because I’ve seen these ones used quite a bit on Youtube and such This one right here: riajyuu Ria is short for “real” and jyuu is short for “jyuujitsu” “Riaru” which is like “real” or “real life” And jyuujitsu is kinda like “fulfilled” yeah that’s probably a good way to say it So it’s people with a real life that’s very fulfilled and happy You refer to those people as “riajyuu” You’ll often see people referring to happy couple as “riajyuu” and stuff like that Other ones that I have seen before are this one That’s a character for “u” and “p” So when you’re typing on a Japanese keyboard, say you wanna type the character for “ka” You will type “k – a” After you type the “a” it will transform into the “ka” character But until then the “k” will stay as alphabet So to get these you need to type “u – p” Because “p” isn’t a Japanese character, it just stays like that as the alphabet So you get this after you type “up” So this just means “up” And this one down here means “ok” So this “up” you will often see when people are referring to YouTubers Like “up otsukaresama” “Good job on uploading your video!” So this “up” will mean “upload” So yeah you’ll see that one on Twitter sometimes Alright guys I hope that was helpful for you and you learned something! If you know some other Japanese internet slang, let me know in the comments I’m definitely not a pro on them But I’m sure that you need to know the “w” because people use that all the time So make sure to remember that one! Thanks for watching guys And let me know if you want more short Japanese lesson videos like this one I can try to make some more I’ll see you guys soon, bye! Subscribe for new videos every week!