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まあまあ

  • māmā
JLPT LEVEL 2

Definition

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverb (fukushi), interjection (kandoushi)

  • so-so

Definition

interjection (kandoushi)

  • now, now (used in calming people down)

Definition

  • my, my (expression of wonder, surprise, etc.)

Examples of まあまあ in a Sentence

「その洗濯機使い心地どうです」「まあまあです
How do you find your washing-machine? "Not so bad."
まあまあそう怒らないでくださいな。
Now, please don't get so angry.
My what a narrow waist! Her face is small, she really looks just like a doll!
昨年物価上昇まあまあだった
There was a modest rise in prices last year.
He hasn't done badly, all in all.
He gets a reasonable salary as a bank clerk.
All things considered, she is a fairly good wife.
英語まあまあ
His English is quite good.
カレーまあまあでした
The curry was nothing special.
研究どうです」「まあまあです
How's your research coming along? "Not so bad."

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