You know what the word means weeaboo? Are you a weeaboo? What do the Japanese think about these people? In this article, we will thoroughly analyze the meaning of this word.
Weeaboo Also Known As wapanese is a derogatory and derogatory slang that defines people who are not Japanese but behaves like a Japanese, demonstrating their preferences and passion for Japan in an exaggerated way. In a nutshell, it is a pays Japan dick.
These people prefer all things about Japan over their own culture. That person can be a otaku addicted to anime and manga, a hikikomori who only lives at home because he has no interest in anything other than Japan.
Word origin of Weeaboo
In the 18th century a similar term called Japanophile appeared. This term refers to the appreciation and love for Japanese culture, Japanese people or stories. In Japanese this term is known as “Shinnichi” (親日), this term was created after Japan exported its works in the 18th century and attracted the interest of thousands of foreigners, but that word is not pejorative.
The term Wapanese appeared around 2000, and became popular in 2003 because of the images posted on the site 4chan. In 2005 Nicholas Gurewitch coined the term Weeaboo and the website 4chan started to use this term. The origin of Weeaboo it has no meaning, it just replaced the use of the word Wapanese.
How to identify a weeaboo?
It is not wrong to appreciate Japanese culture, learn the language or like anime and manga. Unfortunately a weeaboo does this in an exaggerated way. Weeaboo are known to act the way we will quote below, but don't think that anyone who does this is a weeaboo.
Speak Japanese words - A weeaboo speaks random Japanese words in the presence of people who do not speak Japanese. Words like kawaii, sugoi, baka, etc. They also often use Japanese suffixes in the name of people, even if not in Japan.
Just want things from Japan - A weeaboo just for Japanese cuisine, films, dramas and Japanese animations. They also prefer products made in Japan, or use a particular product, application, clothing and website because it is popular in Japan.
Do you think Japan is better - for them Japan is the best country, the safest, the most beautiful, for them everything revolves around Japan. They cannot see the negative side of the country, they ignore it and get angry when Japan receives criticism.
What do the Japanese think of weeaboo?
If you love and appreciate Japanese culture, congratulations! There's no problem liking Japanese culture and sharing it with others. But do it in moderation, and despite the difficulties, don't underestimate your home country.
The page "Did you know anime", subtitled a video showing the Japanese opinion about the weeabos. In the video we see that most Japanese people do not know this term, and they are happy with their interest in Japanese culture. Let's finish the article with the video below. What's your opinion about this subject? We appreciate comments and shares.