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adverb, interjection

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English Meaning(s) for まあ

  1. just (e.g. "just wait here"); come now; now, now (when urging or consoling)
  2. tolerably; passably; moderately; reasonably; fairly; rather; somewhat
  3. well...; I think...; it would seem...; you might say...; Hmmm, I guess so... (when hesitating to express an opinion)
  1. oh!; oh dear!; oh, my!; wow!; goodness gracious!; good heavens!

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Sample Sentences for まあ

I'm in fair shape.
All things considered, she is a fairly good wife.
He gets a reasonable salary as a bank clerk.
My what a narrow waist! Her face is small, she really looks just like a doll!
"I was just admiring your roses. They're absolutely gorgeous." "Oh, I'm flattered. Thank you."

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