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Oshi (推し – My Fave): Part 1

  • Oshi


    If you have a particular favorite member in an idol group or character in an anime, that is colloquially referred to as oshi (推し).

    Oshi is an abbreviation of oshimen (推しメン), which is short for oshiteiru member (推しているメンバー – meaning “member you are recommending”) or ichioshi no member (一推しのメンバー – meaning “most recommended member”).

    In other words, oshi represents a member you like so much that you want to recommend them to someone else.

    Incidentally, currently in Japan, an anime/manga called Oshi no Ko (推しの子 – literally “My Fave’s Children”) is becoming popular.

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