Emi (笑み – Smiling)

  • Emi


    Smiling is expressed as emi (笑み) in Japanese.

    There are various idiomatic expressions that use emi.

    Emi wo ukaberu (笑みを浮かべる – the literal meaning is “to float a smile”)・・・To play a smile.

    Emi ga koboreru (笑みがこぼれる – the literal meaning is “a smile spills”)・・・To have a smile naturally.

    Man-men no emi (満面の笑み)・・・A full smile.

    Kaishin no emi (会心の笑み)・・・A smile with satisfaction.

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