ドンマイ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Wasei eigo (和製英語), from English don't + mind

Interjection[edit]

ドンマイ (romaji donmai)

  1. don't worry about it, nevermind, you're fine

Usage notes[edit]

This is often used between friends when one friend means to forgive the mistake of another, or in sports when one teammate wants to encourage another despite their poor performance.