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

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‒Oliver Wendell Holmes


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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. 🙂

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

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


Waku waku (わくわく, ワクワク) – feeling excited, thrilled


Feeling excited

Waku waku suru

わくわく する



I am so excited to see you tomorrow.

Asu kimini aeru to omouto waku waku suruyo.

あす きみに あえると おもうと わくわく するよ。

(明日 君に 会えると思うと わくわく するよ。)



She is so excited about her new job.

Kano jo wa atarashi shigoto ni waku waku shiteiru.

かのじょは あたらしい しごとに わくわく している。

(彼女は 新しい 仕事に わくわく している。)



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

Nihon ni iku noni waku waku shiteite machi kirenai.

にほんに いくのに わくわく していて,まちきれない。

(日本に 行くのに わくわく していて 待ちきれない。)



I am so thrilled to be here today.

Kyo koko ni korarete waku waku shiteimasu.

きょう ここに くることが できて,わくわく しています。

(今日,ここに 来ることが出来て, わくわく しています。)



Why are you so excited?

Nande sonna ni waku waku shiteiruno?

なんで そんなに わくわく しているの?

(何で そんなに わくわく しているの?)



How thrilling?

Waku waku surune!

わくわく するね!



I knew you would be thrilled!

Zettai waku waku suruto omottayo.

ぜったい,わくわく すると おもったよ。

(絶対 わくわく すると 思ったよ。)



What are you feeling waku waku about today? Hope you will have an amazing day today with all waku waku excitement! 🙂

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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.