Friday, February 15, 2019

よしよし, Yoshi Yoshi - Meaning in Japanese

In Japanese, yoshi yoshi よしよし means "there, there," in the "it's alright, shh" sense used to comfort children, and sometimes to calm down crying children, etc.

Literally, yoshiyoshi means "alright, alright." It's the word yoshi よし, "alright," twice.

こわいゆめを見たのね。かわいそうに、おお、よしよし。 quote from manga Doraemon ドラえもん (Chapter 1)
Manga: Doraemon ドラえもん (Chapter 1)
  • kowai yume wo mita no none.
    こわいゆめを見たのね。
    [You] saw a scary dream, [didn't you]?
  • kawai-sou ni, oo, yoshi yoshi.
    かわいそうに、おお、よしよし
    [Poor thing], oh, there there.

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