#023: Appare (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#023: Appare (category: compliment)

Appare Japan

"Appare" is an ancient Japanese and sometimes used in modern times. This word is a Japanese compliment and literally means "clear sky". In short, it's a metaphor likening someone's achievement to fine weather. It is also regarded as a lucky word and intentionally used as a project name or something.

Everyone can say "Appare!" to someone who has accomplished a great thing. But since this compliment is originally an ancient Japanese, if you are not elderly, it might sound a little strange to Japanese.


(Monday, June 17th, 2013)    See Archive

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