Alex - Basic
So, what are emojis? Emojis are ideograms and smileys used online and in text messages. Emojis exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects and animals.
They originated in Japan and have become widely-used in Western countries since the 2010s. This was after they were included into many mobile operating systems such as Apple’s iOS. Beforehand, Westerners would mainly use emoticons such as :-), :(. and :D. Using emoticons is still quite common but emojis are becoming more and more preferred.
Definition: (adjective) connected to a network
Ex: I need to go online and do some research.
Definition: (adjective) happening often
Ex: It is very common for people to send emojis with messages.
Definition: (verb) where something starts
Ex: Do you know where emojis originated from?
Definition: (adverb) from a particular time
Ex: I have been using it since I was a high school student.
Definition: (adverb) more than anything else
Ex: I mainly use my smartphone for watching videos.