Today, I am covering what tons of people request – the cutest kawaii phrases in Japanese. I have collected the cutest kawaii phrases for you. You don’t really need them for average conversations unless you’re trying to be super cute.
Hey, this is for you if you REALLY want to learn how to speak kawaii in Japanese!
Not only these kawaii phrases are important but nowadays emojis are just as much a part of the kawaii phenomenon as the kawaii phrases. And it is very easy to express yourself and even the meanings of these sentences. Not to mention if you combine these two. Mix kawaii emojis with kawaii phrases, this is what is REALLY KAWAII.
If you want to upgrade your kawaii emoji knowledge, I just can recommend our article about the Best Kawaii Japanese Smileys, “Kaomoji“ (顔文字)
Cute Japanese Words and Phrases That Are Fun to Say:
“Soba ni ite kudasai”
“Soba” means near and “kudasai” means, please. The whole sentence is: “Please stay by my side.” It is so lovely and beautiful. I think this is the first and most important kawaii phrase to learn. Feel free to use it for the one you really love.
“Anata koto wo wasurenai”
“Anata” means you. “Koto” usually means thing but in this case, it refers to you or more like about you. And “wasurenai” means to remember or to not be able to forget. The whole sentence means: “I won’t forget about you.”
“Itsu datte kimi ni wa watashi ga iru kara”
This is another very cute kawaii sentence. Actually, this is one of my favorite ones. But let’s see what does it mean. “Itsu date” means any time and “kimi” is a very common word in kawaii Japanese. It is basically a nicer way of saying you. “Watashi”, I am sure you know that it means I. The whole phrase means: ” I’m here for whenever you need me.”
“Ii hito ni naritai”
“Ii”, should be pronounced as “ee” means good and “hito” is a person. “Naritai” means to become. However, the “tai” form makes it mean “want to become.” It is true for all of us, right?!
“Doki doki shiteru”
Ok, if I would have to be completely honest with you, “Doki Doki” is one of the most common kawaii words of time. If you want to be REAL kawaii, just say “Doki Doki” all the time! But for it to make sense, say, “Doki Doki Shiteru!” This means “I’m excited!”
“Zutto tomodachi de iyou”
It is a very useful sentence if you want to make lifelong friendships in Japan. “Zutto” means always. And “tomodachi” just means friend. The whole kawaii phrase means: “Let’s always be friends.”
“Beddo kara detakunai”
I can totally understand. “Beddo” obviously means, bed. And “detekunai” comes from “deru” with the meaning to get out of something. But at this time, in this grammar format, it means don’t want to get out of. So, it means: “I don’t want to get out of bed.” Is it familiar?!
“Ureshii” means happy and “tamaranai” means unbearable. “Ureshikute tamaranai means ” I’m so happy, I can’t contain it.” I hope you have the same feeling when you are with your beloved one. Surprise him or her with a cute sticky note somewhere in the house with a lovely kawaii sentence. It is so romantic!
“Yume de aimashou”
This is such a cute phrase! “Yume” means to dream and “aimashou” means let’s meet. The original verb for “to meet” is “au.” The whole sentence means: “Let’s meet in our dreams.”
This something that maybe a little girl would say in Anime. Mada means “still” or “yet.” And “okitakunai” means to not want to get up. Remember, we covered the ~takunai earlier.
Otona ni naritakunaiyo
This is probably the wisest statement you can make. Paying bills is so fun! Hahaha no, it’s not! “Otona” means adult and “naritakunai” means don’t want to become something. I can totally relate to this statement.
“Anata mitaina hito wa mezurashii”
Now to keep with the romantic emotions this is something to say to your significant other.“Mezurashii” means rare. “Anata”, as you know, means you. “Hito” is a person. “Mitai” means -like or similar. “Anata maintains hito was mezutashii.” is equal with “People like you are rare.”
“Anata wa watashi ni totte tokubetsu desu”
Here is another lovely kawaii phrase you should say regularly to those you love. “Anata, watashi” – you should already know. “Ni totte” means to me or for who this phrase is attached to. “Tokubetsu” means special. The whole sentence means: “You are special to me.”
“Watashi ni wa, anata wa kawaiku kanpeki desu”
We can not get enough kawaii cuteness, right?! You are not only special but perfect and cute. Everyone knows that “kawaii” means “cute.” “Kanpeki” means perfect. “Watashi ni wa, anata aw kawaiku kanpeki desu.” “You’re so cute and perfect to me.”
“Itsu made mo aishimasu”
“Itsumade” means forever or in this case, always. “Ai-suru” or “Ai-shimasu” means to love and “ai” means love. “Itsu made mo aishimasu.” means “I will always love you.” Maybe there is no cuter than this. I think this is the most important kawaii sentence to learn in Japanese.
“Egao yoku niau”
This is another cute phrase to use. “Egao” means a smile. “Niau” means suits and “yoku” comes from “ii” which is good/well. “Egao yoku niau.” It is an eternal truth. It means: “A smile suits you nicely.”
“Itsumo osewa ni narimashite arigatou gozaimasu”
This is more of a traditional phrase. It literally means “thank you for always taking care of me.” “Itsumo” is always. “Osewa ni naru” means to receive a favor or be much obliged. And “arigatou”… well, you should already know that!
“Issho ni ikou”
“Issho ni” – means together. And “ikou” comes from “iku” which is to go.“Issho ni ikou.” “Let’s go together!”
“Ki ni shinaide.”
This is a phrase that a lot of people should keep in mind. Probably this is the key to a happy life. “Ki ni shiaide!” “Don’t worry about it!”
Now, if you are still a student or a tired man who wants to add some color in his everyday life. You have to memorize this kawaii phrase. “Mada okitakunai” literally means “I don’t want to wake up yet!”