Japanese for “What?”
You’re always hearing this in anime and reading it in manga, and it’s basically a simple response
to anything confusing, offensive, or mysterious.
Can be used in virtually any situation. Plus you sound all cosmopolite if you can speak in Japanese.
Trans: I beg your pardon?
T: Did you just say what I think you said?!
3) “Nani kore?”
T: What is this?
T: This is all so mysterious and intriguing…I wonder what it all could mean.
Kenshiro: Omae wa mou shindeiru
*Ear rape noises*
P2: Nani! (What!)
He quickly replied: “Nani?! (Where?!)”