Japanese 304 - あのう

The word あのう is a common colloquial expression in Japanese, often used as a filler word or a softener in conversation.

あのう is often used to express doubt or uncertainty, for example when you're unsure or hesitating about what to say next, or when you're unsure about a situation or opinion.

あのう is also often used at the start of a question or conversation in order to get someone's attention in a polite way.

Finally, あのう can also be used to soften a statement or a request that might be considered abrupt or direct.


Want to contribute to this course?
Please let us know