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Are you feeling “Waku waku” today? Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Hi there! Hope you had a great Father’s Day weekend! We spent our family time by the coast this past weekend. Weather was amazing where scenery was beautiful with plenty of sunshine, but above all, I got to eat at my favorite seafood restaurant, which I might have enjoyed a bit more than the weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I was feeling excited all weekend about this short day trip to the coast. Feeling excited can be expressed as “wake waku (ใ‚ใใ‚ใ, excitement)” in Japanese. This is another word that describes the state or condition. It is more so to be used as ” wake wake suru (ใ‚ใใ‚ใ ใ™ใ‚‹, feeling excitement)”

So, let’s get today’s lesson started~~ Read on~


Waku waku (ใ‚ใใ‚ใ๏ผŒใ€€ใƒฏใ‚ฏใƒฏใ‚ฏ) โ€“ feeling excited, thrilled


Feeling excited

Waku waku suru




I am so excited to see you tomorrow.

Asu kimini aeru to omouto waku waku suruyo.





She is so excited about her new job.

Kano jo wa atarashi shigoto ni waku waku shiteiru.





I am so excited to go to Japan and can’t wait to be there.

Nihon ni iku noni waku waku shiteite machi kirenai.





I am so thrilled to be here today.

Kyo koko ni korarete waku waku shiteimasu.





Why are you so excited?

Nande sonna ni waku waku shiteiruno?





How thrilling?

Waku waku surune!




I knew you would be thrilled!

Zettai waku waku suruto omottayo.





What are you feeling waku waku about today? Hope you will have an amazing day today with all waku waku excitement! ๐Ÿ™‚

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About the Author: keiko

Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.