7 Phrases Only Nigerian Anime Watchers Will Understand

April 12, 2021

You’re having a normal conversation with an anime watcher and they suddenly break into Japanese because they think everyone around them understands. We’ve been there too, so we’ve decided to compile a list of the possible things they’ll say and their meanings.

You’re welcome.

1. Nani

Nani?? (Original) - YouTube

Nani simply means “What”, but the way anime characters say it makes it sound so cool that anime lovers incorporate it into their daily vocabulary. You’ll be having a normal conversation with an anime watcher and next thing, they’ll scream “Nani”. It simply means “What”

2. Baka

baka - Dictionary.com

If you hear an anime watcher say Baka, it means they’re calling you stupid and it’s time to throw hands.

3. Kawaii

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If you’re moving to a babe that watches anime, just say stuff like kawaii when you’re talking to her and she’ll start falling for you. It means “Cute”.

4. UwU

Chevy - uwu by Orange_t on Smule

This doesn’t even really mean anything. It’s just an emoticon that denoted cuteness. The u is meant to represent eyes, while the w represents the mouth.

5. Sugoi

Sugoi Dekai | Know Your Meme

This is just one of those exclamations that mean “Fantastic” or “Great”.

6. Arigato

Arigato ^0^ | Fairy tail, Natsu fairy tail, Fairy tail background

Arigato means thank you. Simple as that. Don’t let anyone confuse you.

7. Yamete

Yamete means stop. Whatever context you decide to use it in is your business. Look at this Tik-Tok for example.

Also, I Googled “Yamete”, and did not find any images I can add to this post. That should tell you something.

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