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まあまあ
maamaa
Meanings
NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
Adverb (fukushi)
Interjection (kandoushi)
Onomatopoeic or mimetic word
so-socomme-ci comme-ça

Interjection (kandoushi)
now, now (used in calming people down)

Female term or language
my, my (expression of wonder, surprise, etc.)mäßig, befriedigend, so lala, doch, bitte, du meine Güte

Example sentences
まあまあ、そう怒らないでくださいな。Parts: まあまあ, 然う (そう), 怒る (おこる), 下さい (ください)Now, please don't get so angry.

まあまあなんて細い腰なの!お顔も小さくて、本当にお人形さんみたい!Parts: まあまあ, 何て (なんて), 細い (ほそい), (こし), (ご), (かお), 小さい (ちいさい), 本当に (ほんとうに), (ご), 人形 (にんぎょう), さん, みたいMy what a narrow waist! Her face is small, she really looks just like a doll!

「その洗濯機の使い心地はどうですか」「まあまあです」Parts: 其の (その), 洗濯機 (せんたくき), 使い (つかい), 心地 (ここち), 如何 (どう), ですか, まあまあ"How do you find your washing-machine?" "Not so bad."

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