How different between ‘Kirei’ and ‘Kawaii’ in Japanese?

Difference between ‘Kirei’ and ‘Kawaii’ ‘Kirei’ and ‘Kawaii’ both are adjectives. ‘Kirei’ means ‘beautiful’ or ‘good-looking’, ‘Kawaii’ means ‘cute’ or ‘nice’. ‘Kirei’ is more likely used for women rather than men, it also is used to describe scenery, images (pictures, photos), movements of performances, music… ‘Kawaii’ is used for more things, like people, cloths, cosmetics, cars, houses, animals, flowers, etc. You can say ‘Kawaii’ also to describe abstract things, such as attitude, expressions, ideas, or invisible thing like voice. Can we use it for my girlfriend? When you admire your beautiful Japanese girlfriend, you can use both of ‘Kirei’ and ‘Kaiwaii. ‘Kirei’ is used to admire her appearance, such as […]

Japanese smile doesn’t mean ‘Yes’… How to analyze their response?

Japanese people are not very expressive, so sometimes it might be difficult to know what they are thinking! It is not always clear and easy to understand what they mean exactly. If a Japanese woman smiles at you, it does not necessarily mean ‘Yes’. If they say ‘Tabun(maybe)’, it could mean ‘No’. It is always better to be careful because you might look too pushy to them. Take your time! If you ask them for a date and they say ‘Kondo (next time), you could ask, ‘Itsu (when)?’ If they say ‘Kondo’ again, or ‘Wakaranai’ (I don’t know), it is most likely they want to say ‘I don’t want to […]