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How to say Smile In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
笑顔えがお
Pronunciation: egao
How to Say It Outloud: eh-gah-oh
Usage: noun
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女の笑顔はとても美しいです。
Example Sentence English:Her smile is very beautiful.
KanjiHiragana
微笑むほほえむ
Pronunciation: hohoemu
How to Say It Outloud: hoh-hoh-eh-moo
Usage: verb
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は私に微笑んだ。
Example Sentence English:He smiled at me.
HiraganaKatakana
スマイルスマイル
Pronunciation: sumairu
How to Say It Outloud: soo-mai-roo
Usage: noun (loanword from English)
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女のスマイルが好きです。
Example Sentence English:I like her smile.

Dictionary

微笑びしょうCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • smile
笑顔えがおCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • smiling face; smile
微笑むほほえむCommon wordjlpt-n3
Godan verb with 'mu' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to smile
にっこりにっこりCommon wordjlpt-n3
Adverb (fukushi)
Adverb taking the 'to' particle
Suru verb
  • sweetly (smiling); broadly (grinning)
笑みえみCommon word
Noun
  • smile
笑いわらいCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
  • laugh; laughter
Noun
  • smile
Noun
  • sneer
Noun
  • sex aids (e.g. dildos, pornographic books, erotic woodblock prints, etc.)
Wikipedia definition
  • Laughter
微笑みほほえみ
Noun
  • smile
Wikipedia definition
  • Smile
笑うわらうCommon wordjlpt-n4
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to laugh
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to smile
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to sneer; to ridicule
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to be dumbfounded; to be flabbergasted
愛想笑いあいそわらい
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • insincere smile; ingratiating smile; polite smile; forced smile
微笑みかけるほほえみかける
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to smile (at someone)
スマイルスマイルCommon word
Noun
  • smile
一笑いっしょう
Noun
Suru verb
  • laugh; smile
笑い掛けるわらいかける
Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
  • to smile (at); to grin (at)
苦笑いにがわらいCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • bitter smile; wry smile; forced smile; strained laugh
含み笑いふくみわらい
Noun
Suru verb
  • suppressed laugh; smile; giggle; chuckle
笑むえむ
Godan verb with 'mu' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to smile
作り笑いつくりわらいCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
  • forced laugh; forced smile
口元が緩むくちもとがゆるむ
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'mu' ending
  • to smile; to crack a smile
苦笑くしょう
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • bitter smile; wry smile; strained laugh; sarcastic laugh
噛み殺すかみころす
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to stifle a smile, yawn, etc.
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to bite to death

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