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    Hey everyone! I thought I'd start a thread about some japanese shorthand / slang that is often used on niconico / twitter. If you know of any more, feel free to add them to the thread!

    So, the ones I know;

    wwwwwwww = lol
    w stands for warau (笑う) which means laugh

    88888888888 = applause
    8 is hachi (八) which sounds like the onomatopoeia for clap; pachi (パチ)

    39 = thank you
    3 is san (三) and 9 is kyuu (九), so 39 is sankyuu which sounds like "thank you"

    801 = yaoi
    All of you should know this one =P

    dkdk = heartbeat / excited
    dkdk stands for dokidoki (ドキドキ) which is the onomatopoeia for a loud heartbeat

    wktk = trembling with anticipation
    wktk stands for wakuwaku tekateka (ワクワクテカテカ) which is the onomatopoeia for trembling with anticipation / excitement

    ktkr = it's here!
    ktkr stands for kita kore (来たこれ) which means it's here (often used after wktk)

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    Re: Japanese Internet Language

    Lolz, that's pretty interesting. Although I sometimes use wwwww, dunno what exactly that is. And OMG, I love 801! XD XD
    Hmm, how does 801 become yaoi though?

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    Lolz, that's pretty interesting. Although I sometimes use wwwww, dunno what exactly that is. And OMG, I love 801! XD XD
    Hmm, how does 801 become yaoi though?

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    Re: Japanese Internet Language

    No wonder... I thought wwwwwwww means vv. peace but 2 v's turns into w.
    Hahahaha, now I feel stupid 'cuz I've been using it for pz!

    Anyway, there's gotta be more expressions. English has so much, it just boggles my mind.
    Like noob, pwned, lawl...
    Is there any 'meme' or something like that?
    Please do share, paper sisters and brothers!

    I love the kaomoji, nee~♪♪ (☆^ー^☆)

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    Re: Japanese Internet Language

    @[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    It's because if you use the shortened reading of numerals eight and one you get "ya" from "yattsu" and "i" from "ichi". the "o" part in the middle is a western influence, because we foreigners sometimes say "oh" instead of "zero"; so thats why 8-0-1 = ya-o-i = yaoi =]

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    Re: Japanese Internet Language

    the yaoi part explanation is extremely helpful. thank you

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    Re: Japanese Internet Language

    This is fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge ^_^

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