Pien (ぴえん – Crying)

  • Pien


    Have you ever heard of the term pien (ぴえん)?

    Pien is an onomatopoeia that represents crying, which has been widely used among young Japanese people on social media since around the end of 2018.

    Pien came from the voice of a child crying, piēn (ぴえーん), and you can feel free to use the term in various situations such as when you are sad or happy.

    In addition, it is often used with an emoji that has moist eyes and a troubled face (Pleading Face). The emoji itself is sometimes called pien.

    In fact, the emoji will appear when you type ぴえん on newer smartphones.

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