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People who use the "ツ" symbol as a smiley face are probably confusing so many Japanese people online. amirite?

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Monolingual American here, what does that symbol mean in Japanese?

@SuperNobbs Monolingual American here, what does that symbol mean in Japanese?

Basically, it's like a letter (Japanese doesn't use letters like in English, their symbols represent whole syllables (or whole words, dependig on writing system used) , ツ represents the syllable "tsu"). It doesn't really mean anything on its own, writing it at the end of a sentence would to a Japanese person unfamiliar with the usage as smiley look like you just inserted a random letter at the end, like "Hey, how are you? q"

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