【No. 0399】
Tehepero (てへぺろ)

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    Have you ever tried to hide your embarrassment when you made a mistake?

    In such a case, you might be able to use the slang term tehepero (てへぺろ).

    It is said that this term was made by a Japanese voice actor, Yōko Hikasa, and now it is widely used mainly among young people.

    Tehe (てへ) represents bashfulness while laughing, and pero (ぺろ) represents an action of sticking out one’s tongue.

    That is to say, tehepero means to stick out your tongue while laughing and getting shy, and this adorable behavior has a purpose for hiding your mistake and being forgiven.

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