MeThink: Japanese Emoticons, cute!

Today, my Japanese friend passed me the result of the emoticon experiment which he gathered from his friends. Talking on the same subject, he showed me some of the usual emoticons which Japanese used in their handphones. Can you tell what does the emoticons featured below mean?

(^0^) – happy
(*^_^*)- shy, blushing, but happy
(;_;) – sad, cry
(T_T) – crying, the tear drips
(ToT) – crying out loud
(>_<) – no eye see?
(¬_¬) – suspicious
(‘_^) – winking
(`ε´) – angry, mad at
(`Λ´) – very angry
(~”~;) – frowning upon
0(`Λ´#)0 – very angry, with the hands waving, and seeing the veins
(`ω´#) – still angry, but more like lover type anger 😉
(^_^;) – sweating
(~.~;) – sweating, relief
f^_^; – sweating, with the handkerchief on the right side
(;-_-)=3 – sign of relief
(*_*) – blur, surprised
(?_?) – what?
m(~ ~)m – am truly very sorry (bowing 90 degree)
(~.~) zzZ – sleepy
v(^_^)v – victory!
(ρ . -) – sleepy, with one hand rubbing the eye

Do you think they look like what they mean? I was having some hard times to guess though 😛 


  1. July 2, 2008 at 5:11 am

    japanese emoticons are really cute, indeed!

  2. Zawa said,

    January 30, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Nice… 🙂

  3. pink said,

    May 9, 2009 at 9:12 am

    i think dat japanese emoticons are so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Yuki said,

    May 11, 2009 at 6:33 am

    I can’t imagine this one m(~ ~)m How is it bowing? please tell me~ >.<

    • Gues said,

      July 31, 2009 at 9:15 am

      The m’s look like fists (closed hands). If you are on your knees and bow than it might look like that from the front…. just a guess…

  5. Sarah Jane said,

    July 28, 2012 at 4:21 am

    The crying with tears dripping has always been used as angry with angry eyebrows for me! Crying has always been just ;_; …

  6. anggii said,

    February 3, 2013 at 7:03 am

    cuma dikit ga seruuu

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