2 definition by noflo

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(informal)

Japanese for "What?"

You're always hearing this in anime and reading it in manga, and it's basically a simple response to anything confusing, offensive, or mysterious.

Can be used in virtually any situation. Plus you sound all cosmopolite if you can speak in Japanese.
1) "Nani?"
Trans: I beg your pardon?

2) "Nani?!"
T: Did you just say what I think you said?!

3) "Nani kore?"
T: What is this?

4) "Nani..."
T: This is all so mysterious and intriguing...I wonder what it all could mean.

have fun.
by noflo June 19, 2004

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not a rap star, porn star, or yo mama. He is an accomplished professional cello player.
correct: Yoyo Ma performed for the Prime Minister of Prague yesterday.

incorrect: Yoyo Ma gave the Prime Minister a lap dance, ya ho.
by noflo June 11, 2004

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