おう

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Japanese[edit]

See also: おお

Interjection[edit]

おう (romaji ō)

  1. An informal greeting similar to hey. See also よう.
    おう、 (ひさ)しぶりだね。
    Ō, hisashiburi da ne.
    Hey, it's been a long time, hasn't it?
  2. An informal interjection similar to oh or oops.
    おう、しまった!
    Ō, shimatta!
    Oh, no!
  3. An informal affirmative response.
    A:わかった?B:おう。
    A: Wakatta? B: Ō.
    A: "You see?" B: "Got it."

Noun[edit]

おう (romaji ō)

  1. : king
  2. : old man, venerable
  3. : concave
  4. : Europe, shortened form of 欧州

Verb[edit]

おう (godan conjugation, romaji ou)

  1. 追う: chase
  2. 負う: incur or bear
  3. 生う: grow or spring up