Category Archives: Colloquialisms

Japanese Idioms: O-tsukaresama desu

Thank You For Your Hard Work Usually, when お疲れ様です (o-tsukaresama desu) rolls off the Japanese tongue, it can be safely understood as “Thank you for your hard work.” The “o” part means that this applies to someone else. The “tsukare” part … Continue reading

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Colloquialisms: Uro Uro

ウロウロ (uro uro) “Uro uro” is not, technically, a sound effect. It can be written in hiragana rather than katakana as うろうろ because it is a native Japanese colloquialism. However, to differentiate it as a colloquialism, it is often written … Continue reading

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