WhatsApp: what does the emoji of the person leaning on

Know the true meaning of this emoticon that is not submitting to anyone.


The classic WhatsApp emoticons were designed to express some feeling during the course of a conversation. Although most users use them however they want, it is important to clarify that each emoji has a meaning; Therefore, in this note we will explain the origin of the subject that is leaning. Here are more details about this unique emoji.

WhatsApp is an application that currently has more than three thousand emoticons in the following categories: Emoticons and people, animals and nature, food and drinks, activities, trips and places, objects, symbols and flags. Each of them was created with a single objective and it is important that you know its true meaning, especially if you have a favorite emoji that you use every day.


The emoticon of the person bowing is sometimes shown with his eyes open or closed (depending on the social network or operating system), bowed with his knees and hands on the ground, as if he is worshiping or submitting to someone, but not it is so.

According to the Emojipedia portal, the man bowing expresses a sincere apology or to request a great favor, this is known as dogeza in Japan. Although, there are many netizens who give it another meaning such as: a person who does push-ups, a person receiving a massage or an adorable gesture of the head resting on the hands.


  • Person bowing.
  • Person bowing deeply.
  • Leaning man.
  • Dogeza.
  • Massage.

Do you have a problem with WhatsApp? Do you need to report it? If you have any kind of problem, then you should write to your contact email: or . You can also make the same request from your iPhone through the exclusive service for iOS.

Now, if you need to make a general query, you can fill in the form using this link . There you just have to put your phone number, in addition to the code of your region, and then write your message after identifying yourself.

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Written by Geekybar

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 10 years.

For over 7 years in journalism. Half of them are as editor. My weakness is doing mini-investigations on new topics.


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