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、久しぶりだね。
      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