Hello, today’s Japanese word is “かっこいい（kakkoī)”.
You can use this word whenever you want to say “cool!”
Let’s check the first sample conversation.
Wow, your new hairstyle is really cool!
In another situation, you can use “かっこいい” to describe handsome, good-looking people.
In fact, “ハンサム” is a translation of “handsome” which means pretty much the same as “かっこいい”, but most Japanese people. particularly younger generations, do not use “ハンサム” in daily conversation.
Instead, we prefer to use “かっこいい” to describe a hot, handsome, fine, good-looking person.
Did you meet our new boss yet?
Yes, I met him yesterday. He is very handsome.
Who is this handsome guy on your desktop screen? Is he your fiancé?
Oh, yes… in a way. He is my favorite Korean idol.
Have you ever heard the Japanese word “イケメン(ikemen)”?
This is a kind of colloquial expression (not found in a dictionary) to describe a good-looking guy.
This word basically stands for “cool guy”, but you can use it for either a male or female individual.
Is there any “イケメン” around you?