View Full Version : Why hoe? o.o

09-25-2011, 09:30 PM
Another Cardcaptor Sakura question I've always wondered. Sometimes when Sakura is discouraged, nervous, scared or confused she'll always say "hoe" in the Japanese anime. What does it mean? Why is she always saying it? It's cute and all but there has to be a reason. Also in the manga she says something else with a p... I can't remember what it is at the moment... and I didn't read much of the manga. I mostly watched the Japanese anime. Can someone please answer my question? *puppy dog eyes*

04-01-2013, 02:24 AM
It's the way some Japanese people express themselves. "Hoe" is not a word, but does have meaning.
It can be used in the same way english-speakers use "huh?", "eh?" or "what?"

You can find some other characters in the anime (especially Tomoyo) using "ara?" ou "aru?", which is very similar.

How they work:


"ouch!" ....................... "ita!"

"huh?" or "what?" ............. "hoe?", "ara?" or "aru?"

"yeah" or "u-huh" ............. "ah", "eh" or "unh"