Introduction to the Japanese Word Kao

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Kao, the Japanese word for face or expression. Hero Images/Getty Images

Kao is a ​Japanese word that means "a face," "features," "a look," and "expression. The Japanese characters for the Kao are: 顔 (かお) .

Example

Kare wa hito no yosasouna kao o shiteiru.
彼は人のよさそうな顔をしている。

Translation:

He has a good-natured face.

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