What does KAWAII mean?

A Japanese term for "cute, adorable, pretty, or charming". From Kanji meaning "Possible to Love".


Other definitions of KAWAII:

  • Cute, pretty (Japanese)
  • A commonly mispronounced word from Japan that means "Cute". Used by anime fans to describe almost anything, the word, if mispronounced "kowai", will instead sound like you're saying something is scary.

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How to use the term

  • Look at these little kawaii dolls! They're so freaking cute.

  • Kawaii desu! -"That's cute"

  • Nihonteki! Kawaii!


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