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Kaomoji (顔文字; literally, "face mark") is the Japanese version of an emoticon. It is meant to be written and read horizontally.
Note that for most of these, it is possible to use a period for a mouth (^.^) or leave out the mouth entirely (^^).
^_^ smiley ~_~ content `_^ or ^_~ wink >_< angry, frustrated ^o^ laughing maniacally ^o^v peace \^o^/ very excited (raising hands into the air) -_- annoyed (trying to hide annoyance), also sleeping (eyes shut) ¬_¬ focused at a particular person ;_; or ;]; crying o_O or O_o confused surprise (one eye raised) >_0 or 0_< flinching, ouch! >_> or <_< yeah, right... ._. small - hiding, discreet, intimidated $_$ thinking about money x_x dead or knocked out @_@ dizzy T_T crying or not amused !_! crying u_u sad m(_ _)m bowing
Popular Examples (needs Japanese font)
one line kaomoji
(ﾟДﾟ) "heh?" or "what are you saying?" or "surprised" (ﾟДﾟ)y─┛~~ smoking ( ﾟдﾟ)､ vomits saliva (屮ﾟДﾟ)屮 "Come on" or "Come here" y=ｰ( ﾟдﾟ)･∵. shot my head Σ(ﾟДﾟ；≡；ﾟдﾟ) confusion Σ(||ﾟДﾟ) scary Σ (ﾟДﾟ;） surprised ⊂(ﾟДﾟ,,⊂⌒｀つ ⊂⌒~⊃｡Д｡)⊃ （・∀・） "well" or "good" （・Ａ・） "bad" or "not good" (;´Д`) ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ ( ´_ゝ｀) [add message here]━━━━(ﾟ∀ﾟ)━━━━!!!!! "shout [message]"
Happy Japanese Emoticon Examples
(●´∀｀●) relieved happy (｀・ω・´)” innocent happy ∩( ・ω・)∩ happy dog (◕‿◕✿) cute happy (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫･*:.｡. .｡.:*･ happy with music
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