How to say “ex-boyfriend” and “ex-girl friend” in Japanese

August 13th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized

“moto kare” and “moto kano”


Ex-boyfriend, Ex-girlfriend


‘Moto’ is used in the same way as the prefix ‘ex-‘ is in English. ‘kanojo’ (girlfriend) and ‘kareshi’ (boyfriend) are shortened to ‘kano’ and ‘kare’.


wakaretekara hantoshi ga tatsu no ni, mada motokano no koto ga wasurerarenai.

We split up 6 months ago, but I can’t get over my ex-girlfriend.

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