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- ［1］August 31, 2021 at 2:37 PM#16135PURE JAPANKeymaster
Kawaii and Kowai sounds similar, but what exactly is the difference?
- ［2］August 31, 2021 at 2:38 PM#16136AnonymousKeymaster
They have totally different meaning.
●Kawaii / 可愛い / かわいい → Kawaii means CUTE
Japanese use this word for both people and stuff.
For example, when you see a woman with an attractive appearance, you would say “Kawaii”.
And, when you see nice clothes, tableware, accessories, etc while shopping, you would say “Kawaii”.
Please note that although you can use the English word “cute” as a meaning of handsome for a guy, “Kawaii” won’t work like that.
●Kowai / 怖い / こわい → Kowai means SCARED
It’s pretty much the same as the English term, “scared” and “frightening”.
Basically, “Kowai” is used in the following situations:
・I’m worried that if I get close to it, I’ll be harmed.
・I don’t want to get close to something that isn’t good for me