Languages › Japanese Oshare Share Flipboard Email Print Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated June 14, 2017 The Japanese word oshare is pronounced "oh-sha-ray", and it is translated to mean "stylish". But it doesn't always have a positive connotation. In fact, it can be used to mean "foppish" or "dandy" as well. Japanese Characters おしゃれ Example Keiko wa kesa oshare o shitekita.恵子は今朝おしゃれをしてきた。 Translation: Keiko came all dressed up this morning.