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SMS and Web - Short Codes

私が思うところでは
AIUI (as I understand it)
Used after explaining something from your point of view
年齢、性別、出身地は?
ASL (age, sex, location?)
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
今のところ
ATM (at the moment)
Used to mean right now
また戻ってきます
BBL (be back later)
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
じゃあね
BCNU (be seeing you)
Used when saying goodbye
驚くべきことに
BION (believe it or not)
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
また後で戻ってきます
BRB (be right back)
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
アルコール持参
BYOB (bring your own beer)
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
じゃあね
CU (see you)
Used when saying goodbye
また後でね
CUL (see you later)
Used when saying goodbye
前どこかで会いましたか?
DIKU (do I know you?)
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
以上
EOM (end of message)
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
ちなみに
FYI (for your information)
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
もう行かなきゃ
G2G (got to go)
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
私の意見では
IMO (in my opinion)
Used when giving a personal opinion
私の意見では
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
Used when giving a personal opinion
ありがとう/恩に着るよ
IOU (I owe you)
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
冗談だよ
J/K (just kidding)
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
後でね
L8R (later)
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
(笑)
LOL (laughing out loud)
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
放っておいて
MYOB (mind your own business)
Used when you want to keep something private
今じゃなくて今度ね
NRN (not right now)
Used when you are not free to do something right away
ディスカッションしよう
RFD (request for discussion)
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
返事ください
TB (text back)
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
実をいうと
TBH (to be honest)
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
よろしくお願いします
TIA (thanks in advance)
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
ありがとう
THX (thanks)
Used when thanking someone
また後でね
TTYL (talk to you later)
Used when saying goodbye
あなたへ
4U (for you)
Used when sending something to a particular person