Many people must have heard the word 'ara-ara'. Some are aware that there is some meaning of ara-ara in Japanese. But most people are unaware of the proper meaning of Ara ara. This answer will tell you what does ara ara mean.
“Ara-Ara '' is a Japanese word that is mostly used in anime. Like other Japanese words, it does not have a definite meaning. The word “Ara-Ara'' is an interjection that depicts a feeling which generally refers to surprise and mild amusement. But this feeling cannot be translated literally as it varies with the content and type of anime. There are different meanings of Ara-Ara with the same pronunciation. In anime, female characters use ara-ara in a flirting and teasing manner toward a young man. Also, in some cases, Ara-Ara is used as a phrase in a very decent and innocent manner. Ara-Ara has been used in several anime. In an anime series named “Date a Live '', Ara-Ara has been used by a villain character Kurumi Tokisaki very frequently. In the anime series “Aria” ara-ara has also been used. Ara-Ara has become so popular only because of its frequent use in anime and Manga.
Ara-Ara is a very old word which originated in the 1200s but its original meaning differs from the present meaning. The term has been used in anime since before the year 2000. The term Ara-Ara separately has many meanings. It is separately used as a surname. Also, when it is used as an adjective it means very rough, hard or wild. A character named Mutsumi Otohime from the anime series “Love Hina” has used the phrase multiple times. Ara-Ara is used as an interjection which is similar to exclamations like “oh dear”, “my my”, “oh me oh my”, “Oh my!” and is used as a sense of surprise and astonishment