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KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic. Compare e.g. English haha.

InterjectionEdit

ㅎㅎ (hh)

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) haha, lol; used to represent laughter, or simply added to soften the tone of the message
    Synonym: ㅋㅋㅋ (kkk)

Usage notesEdit

  • ㅎㅎ has a softer and more polite tone than ㅋㅋㅋ and is more commonly in somewhat formal contexts.
  • ㅎㅎ is more likely to be included "just for the sake of it" or to make the tone more friendly, whereas ㅋㅋㅋ is more likely to represent actual laughter.
  • Unlike , it is rather uncommon to repeat more than three times.