Definition of まあ

まあ

maa

Common word
adverb
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)
interjection
4.
oh!, oh dear!, oh, my!, wow!, goodness gracious!, good heavens!(female term)
Other readings:
まー
まぁ
Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 51 results)

ほんとう
本当
Oh no, really

I guess we could

Anyway, please come in

Sit down and take it easy for a while

Well, I'll be damned

Oh, it's very kind of you to say so

I'm kind of happy

He seldom, if ever, goes to church

うんてんしゅ
運転手
こた
答えた
。「
うんてんめんきょ
運転免許
"Well, I guess I'm going to get a driver's license," he answered

I applaud your decision to quit smoking

I sort of like him

I'll tell you what

Well, just you wait and see

I'll give it some thought

The house is not ideal, but it's all right

He has, say, fifty thousand yen

My, but you're nice

Oh, you'll get used to it soon
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