Do you know what the word really means kimochi [気持ち] in Japanese? The word literally means feelings, sensation and mood, but is that the only meaning of the word?
In this article, we will delve deeper and examine in detail the word kimochi and its various meanings and uses in the Japanese language. I hope you like this word that expresses a good feeling.
The meaning of the word kimochi
The word kimochi is made up of 2 characters that mean energy, spirit, mind and heart (ki – 気) and hold, carry, have possession (持ち). So we can keep in mind that the word involves holding something in our mind and heart. Also, it means preparation, readiness, attitude and sympathy.
Kimochi is used to describe an emotional state, a reflective and irrational feeling, an emotion that cannot be controlled, especially romantic feelings. It is also used to express feelings of thanks and love. It is also used as an adjective to express displeasure or comfort.
Be careful when using the word kimochi
Despite its global meaning of feeling, this word has gained some popularity on the internet because of its use during sexual intercourse to demonstrate pleasure. So be careful with the way you say or use that word, so as not to give a perverted idea.
There are other words to express feelings like kibun (気分) which is often used to refer to a sensation and feeling of the environment, atmosphere, or physique such as cold and heat, and also a state of mind or temperament. Another word that means to feel is kanji (感じ) which also involves having an impression or feeling something.
The word kimochi can also be used to mean heart, inclination (decision, choice) and mind (opinion, desire). With so many meanings and applications, we must study phrases and contexts to understand the essence of this word that passes many idiomatic meanings.
We created an article showing other words that are also used for express feelings, you can read this article by clicking here.
What does Kimochi Warui mean?
The word kimochi warui [気持ち悪い] means bad feeling. It can mean a bad feeling; feeling bad; unpleasant; revolting; gross and disgusting. Usually in anime this expression is spoken to show disgust for something.
It can mainly refer to things like I feel nauseous or an unpleasant feeling to see. An all-encompassing expression of when you feel sick because it deviates so much from your own sensitivities and sensations.
An alternative to this polite expression is kimochigawarui [気持ちが悪い] which has pretty much the same meaning. There is a slang term for this expression which is kimoi [キモイ], other synonyms are iyarashii [嫌らしい] and kanjiwarui [感じ悪い].
Using the word kimochi and its other meanings
Below we will see some variations and expressions of the word and their meanings:
- Kimochiii (気持ちいい) = feeling good, feeling good;
Sentences with the word kimochi:
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|My feelings||私の気持ち||watashi no kimochi|
|This rain is good||雨が気持ちいい||love ga kimochi ii|
|feel young||気持ちは若い||kimochi wa wakai|
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