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タピる

Japanese Japan

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(v.) This word means that you just had tapioca/boba/bubble tea. It’s commonly used amongst young Japanese girls today.

「ねぇ、放課後タピらない?」

"Hey, wanna get some tapioca after school?"


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お待たせしました。*

* I have kept you waiting

Japanese Japan

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It means "thank you for waiting". You can also just say 「お待たせ。」 but it makes it sound much more casual.

"お待たせしました。行きましょうか。"

"Thank you for waiting. Let's go."


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お疲れさまです。*

* hello/good job

Japanese Japan

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Mostly adults

It's a greeting phrase especially among co-workers and teammates. 疲れ is tiredness, and this phrase also acknowledges the other's hard work. You can just say 「お疲れさま。」to make it more casual.

「昨日5km走ったんだよ。」「お疲れさま。」

"I ran 5 km yesterday." "Good job."


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Japanese Japan

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Everyone

Equivalent to the English 'LOL'.

「 冗談だよ笑。」

"Just kidding. LOL."


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猫を被る*

* to put a cat on

Japanese Japan

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To pretend to be quiet and nice, often in front of someone you don't know well.

「妹は母の友達の前で猫を被っている。」

"My little sister is putting a cat on in front of my mother's friend."