🌏 Region(s): Kanto (Tokyo)
まじ・マジ【真面】 : maji | define meaning
Noun, na-adjective, adverb
- (Slang) Serious; seriously; (By extension) real; really; honest; true
"No way! Are you serious?"
maji ka yo?
"Whaaat!?", "Seriously?", "What the hell?"
kare wa maji kakkoii
"He's seriously good-looking!"
Reduction of the standard Japanese term まじめ【真面目】 majime "serious, diligent, earnest".
Adverbial forms include まじで・マジで【真面で】 majide or maji de "seriously, really, serious", and まじに・マジに【真面に】 maji ni "in seriousness, seriously". The former form is also used as an interjection equivalent to the popular English phrases: "Are you serious?", "No way!", "Seriously?", "You're kidding me, right?", etc.