There are all kinds of Internet slang in Japan.
They were mostly born in the huge Internet forum “2 channel” but they are taking root widely and used by many Internet users.
Even in manga or other media too!
The common abbreviations (or I should call them “slang”) are; for example,
w: “warau (laughing)”
JK: “think in commonsense”
orz: “dissapointed” (the image of someone bowing down in despair.)
wktk: “waku waku teka teka” = “just can’t wait!” (for what’s happening next.)
ry: “ika ryaku” = “the rest details are omitted”
kwsk: “kuwashiku” = “detail it” = “Tell me more about it”
GJ: “Good Job!”
gkbr: “gaku gaku buru buru” = “trembling”
IYH: “Ya hoo” = “exciting”
ksk: “kasoku” = “hurry up”
Is there something you recognize?
“w (laughing)” can be easily found in Youtube!
It can be used repeatedly like “Blah blah blah wwwwwwwwww” or with a parenthesis “Blah blah blah (w”.
If you want to know the meanings of other Japanese Internet slang, feel free to ask me! (^_^)
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Heh thanks for the list but GJ = Good Job is clearly not Japanese internet slang; you can thank us lazy Americans for that. Good info though, ありがとう!
Thank you for your comment. You’re right! GJ sneaked into the list LOL. But it’s commonly used among Japanese internet users. For the list, I only picked the ones written Roma-ji (the Roman alphabet), so there were actually more I want to show you.
JK – Josei Kokosei = A highschool girl
Thanks, I was having a hard time understanding Japanese people on the informal internet.
>Bruno: You’re welcome! ^_^
Thank you for writing about this! It reminds me of this video I saw on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qljbvTqScgY. Check it out.