Japanese Online Idioms (407)

74 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 05/02/10(Thu)22:08 ID:Heaven [Del]

I have come across "UMA" some times now. It seems like it is used to characterize something weird or unusual, but I am not sure. Can anyone shed any light on this?

75 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 05/02/12(Sat)10:34 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>74
Is it a kind of Japanese acronym?
Honestly, I've never seen it..
I guess I can be of help, if you let me get the context of
how UMA was used, as long as it's Japanese.

And when I wrote the above, something sprung to mind.
Is it "(゚Д゚)ウマー"? that you meant?
If so, I can tell you what it's like.

So Uma- often means one's feelings(often a very positive ones),
such as when some food hits the spot, tastes delicious,
or has a good flavour to the extent that you want to shout,
"I love it!", "Very delicious!!" or something like that.
And another meaning is that what's happened is very favorable
to you and you love the situation, so you want to shout,
"It's veeery nice!!", "It couldn't be better!" or what not.
Anyway, both of the usages are slangy, though.

Sorry if I took you wrong.

83 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 05/02/21(Mon)00:59 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>75

Context: magical.m0ds.jp/futaba/uma/imgboard.htm
(Replace m0ds with mods. Sorry, that one particular link is still in a spam database @ http://wakaba.c3.cx/antispam/ - I took it out, but it still needs to be updated on here)

Your explanation does make sense anyway, thanks for that. I just can't come up with a single English term that would be equivalent to it, though.

95 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 2005-03-15 05:03 ID:LPWMzKDX

>>83
UMA = Unidentified Mysterious Animal

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