Koi No Yokan (Japanese)

The sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love. Differs from “love at first sight” as it does not imply that the feeling of love exists, only the knowledge that a future love is inevitable.


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    […] on November 13th, and will be called Koi No Yokan, which is a Japanese phrase that I had to look up. It means: The sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to […]

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  • Posted by dorian

    love it. thank you.

  • Posted by arlene

    Now I have a real phrase to describe what happened to me! It’s the perfect description. Thank you.

  • Posted by KFC

    I experienced this in Oct/Nov 2005 and again in Spring of 2006… but..was 2 different girls -brunette & blond, respectively.

  • Posted by Ken

    What is the word to describe when your eyes meet, the connection is there, but you know that you will never meet again..

  • Posted by Khalid & Mpho

    When what you’re feeling is something you yourself can’t understand nor define only for you to find that there actually is a word to describe it. Thats how we met and thats what transpired and still transpires every waking moment.

    xoxo
    Soulmate

  • Posted by soulmate is a virgin

    There’s no “we”. She’s a big fat walroustached mass-o-folds. Has only experienced Ko No Yokan when encountering a bucket of left-over chicken fat drippings

  • Posted by Koi No Yokan – What Is to Come | A Contemporary Cuckoldress

    […] reminded of a Japanese phrase that explains just what I feel–koi no yokan. It’s that feeling that, upon meeting someone for the first time, you know love is inevitable […]

  • Posted by Koi No Yokan - What Is to Come | Lifestyle Mentor

    […] reminded of a Japanese phrase that explains just what I feel–koi no yokan. It’s that feeling that, upon meeting someone for the first time, you know love is inevitable […]

  • Posted by Frank

    I experienced this on October 5th 2013 when a young lady sat in my office for over 4 hours talking to me, I didn’t know what was happening but I had the feeling something was going to happen and it has turned into one of the most exciting times of my life. what I have experienced now is something a person gets once in a lifetime, I truly believe that and I am eternally grateful for this experience. Koi No Yokan

  • Posted by Fifteen Favorite Writerly Feelings | The Writerly Blog of Lane William Brown

    […] unfold to me. According to Better Than English (and I’m not sure how reliable that site is) koi no yokan means the feeling that someone is going to inevitably fall in love. This is like […]

  • Posted by Louise

    This is the perfect description that happened to me years ago. And yeah, we did fall in love. And we really felt the same way the moment we looked in each other’s eyes, if it’s true that he could be my soulmate, that would be nice…

  • Posted by Nebastion

    Thanks for this! The translation alone was enough to inspire thoughts for days, but your insight/s are sextastic, much love.

  • Posted by Jonatan

    Great stuff!

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  • Posted by MrDeathDFyre

    I am currently dealing with this feeling. T.S.J. Soon our time will come. Why must you feel you have to fight this world alone? I seen what bocaJ did too you and I wish I had the courage to knock on your door and hug you just one more time, it would be enough. All I’ve ever wanted was too help you. However, it would seem that all I did was hinder you. Every memory I have with you, I will cherish and hold dear for the rest of my days. Go with God and I’ll find you in the next life and prove to you I am worthy of being the Guard of Your Heart. The thought of that day alone Gives me Hope. Until then I will faithfully remain yours.

    Love,
    MrDeathDFyre

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