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Emoticons

We use two-byte characters to write Japanese on computers, so Japanese emoticons have evolved on that basis. There are a lot of patterns of Japanese emoticons, and den4 has found an interesting website that features them.

When I started using the Net, I thought emoticons were the last things I would use, because I had the impression that they were simply Net geeks' stuff. I was wrong. Once I happened to use them, I couldn't stop.

Emoticons are a convenient tool to show your feelings properly. And especially in Japanese, where in many instances how you say speaks louder than what you say, they work pretty well.

I felt funny when I first saw the English version of emoticons. I mean, you have to tilt your head to see the face. ;) I'm all used to it now, though. :)

Comments

Those emoticons are pretty intense. I might start using some of them if I can remember all the combinations.

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I've waited a long time to find a collection of Japanese Smileys this good. Japanese smileys say so much more than American smileys. Thanks, and thanks for the link too.

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I'm glad you guys like them.
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emoticons are funny.....

Remember, Kiyo-san, that I know nothing.... :D
Shouldn't give me credit for something I don't know... :D

den4 :O

Hm? It was you who posted the link in the forum, den4. :o

Isn't it amazing that those that put in the links still know nothing? The paradox may be one reason for the downed economy.... :D
den4 :D

good to hear you liked the site..... :D