Saturday, November 11, 2017

kyun きゅん

In Japanese, kyun きゅん has multiple meanings.

It's a mimetic word for one's chest or heart compressing, used when a character falls in love with another character or finds them extremely cute. It's similar to dokidoki ドキドキ, but tends to be about moe 萌え instead, see: moe moe kyun 萌え萌えキュン.

It's also spelled kyun キュン, or kyuun キューン, like an onomatopoeia.

The word kyun きゅん is also a cutesy way to say kun くん, the honorific suffix, used by fans, in particular fujoshi, to refer to cute male characters. For example: Aichi-kyun アイチきゅん, from Cardfight!! Vanguard. This usage is similar to the honorific tan たん,

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