[Japanese language] What are 〇 and × ?

Surely you have seen these marks 〇 and × in anime.

 

〇 is maru which means yes, right, correct,etc

× is batsu which means no, wrong, bad,etc.

 

You may know these gestures.

 

When you take a exam, your teacher will mark it like this.

And we can write “×” in another style.

So check mark ✔ is NOT for correct in Japan.

It may confuse you.

 

 

A new anime series “Nana maru san batsu” will be aired from July 2017.

Official site

This title means 7〇 3× and its logo is composed with 〇 and ×.

Its story describes about competitions of quiz.

 

Ok, you should join it.

You keep 2 plates in your hands.

Pose you a question.

Your answer ?

Yes, you are correct !

 

And I add one more mark, △(sankaku).

It means not good.

〇: good

△: not good

×: bad

 

It confused you more?

 

When you learn very well, teacher gives you special maru called hanamaru (flower + maru).

 

Hanamaru is an honor for kids!

You can find it in anime.

 

The anime series of Touken ranbu is given the name “Touken ranbu – Hanamaru-“.

 

One of the girls in Love Live Sunshine is Hanamaru Kunikida.

 

So we thank you very much for your visiting to our site.

We send you maru !

 

See also;

[Japanese language] 男の子Otokonoko and 男の娘Otokonoko

[Japanese Language] Honorific titles- Kun/Chan/ San(くん/ちゃん/さん)

[Goods] Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru art book

 

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