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Well (interjection) in Japanese πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

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well (interjection) まあ
How to say “well (interjection)” in Japanese? “まあ”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “まあ” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on well (interjection) in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Japanese word "まあ":
1. Imagine someone saying "maaaaybe" to hesitate or fill a gap in conversation, which can remind you of the interjection "well" in English.
2. Visualize someone calmly considering their next words, using "まあ" to give themselves time, much like "well" in English.

– "まあ" is often used to express a slight pause, hesitation, or to soften the statement, much like "well" in English.
– It can indicate a sense of consideration, trying to be diplomatic or withholding judgment, or to gently lead into a statement.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– "γˆγƒΌγ¨" (eeto) – often used similarly as a filler word, equivalent to "uh" or "um."
– "そうですね" (sou desu ne) – often used to agree with someone or to think about what to say next, translates to "That's right" or "Well…"

Alternate meanings and slang:
– "まあまあ" (maamaa) – This is often used to mean "so-so" or "moderate." It can describe something that is neither particularly good nor bad.
– "まあ!" (maa!) – It can be exclaimed to express surprise, similar to "Oh my!" in English.

Examples of sentences that use "まあ":
1. まあ、一度試してみてください。
– Maa, ichido tamee mite kudasai.
– Well, please try it once.

2. γΎγ‚γ€γ—γ‚‡γ†γŒγͺいね。
– Maa, shouganai ne.
– Well, it can't be helped.

3. まあ、そういうこともある。
– Maa, souiu koto mo aru.
– Well, that happens sometimes.

4. γΎγ‚γ€δ»Šζ—₯はここまでにしましょう。
– Maa, kyou wa koko made ni shimashou.
– Well, let's wrap it up here for today.

5. γΎγ‚γ€θ€ƒγˆγ¦γΏγ‚‹γ‚ˆγ€‚
– Maa, kangaete miru yo.
– Well, I'll think about it.

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