Meaning

Primary

Kaomoji

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Remember how you learned that 文字 can mean "characters?" Well make a face out of those characters and you've made a kaomoji! ʅ(◔౪◔ ) ʃ

Reading

かおもじ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This word consists of the kun'yomi reading for added to the jukugo word 文字 that you already learned. You've learned these readings before, so reading this word should be nice and easy!

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 顔文字を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 顔文字を用いる
    to use a kaomoji
    顔文字を多用する
    to use a lot of kaomoji
    顔文字を使う
    to use a kaomoji

Context Sentences

今の気持ちを顔文字で表してください。

Please express your current feelings with kaomoji.

ビエトがコウイチにあてた手紙を内しょで読んだら、全てが顔文字でかかれていた。

I secretly read Viet's letter to Koichi, but everything was written in kaomoji.

上司へのメールに顔文字を使うんじゃない!

Don’t use kaomoji when you’re emailing a superior!

Kanji Composition