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What Does monkaH Mean On Twitch? – Origin & How To Use It

If you have been in a Twitch stream you have probably seen people type “monkaH” in chat or refer to the monkaH emote. But what is this emote and what does it mean?

In this article I go over the meaning of monkaH, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer. 

What Does monkaH Mean On Twitch?

The monkaH emote means to give up or surrender. It conveys helplessness and the need to give up. It is typically used when a person has lost an argument or when a streamer has been outmaneuvered in a game. The emote is a combination of the monkaW and monkS emotes.

monkaH Emote

monkaH Origin?

MonkaH is an emote based on Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The monkaH emote was originally uploaded to FFZ by Auroreily on July 24th, 2017. It is currently used on over 35,000 Twitch channels and is one of the most popular emotes on the platform.

Although the emote is based on Pepe the Frog, the real idea for the emote itself came from the monkaS emote. The monkaS emote was originally used on 4chan in 2011, and has since grown into one of the most popular emotes/memes on the internet.

In fact, the monkaS emote has inspired other great emotes such as monkaW, monkaHmm, and monkaEyes. MonkaH is truly just another spinoff of monkaS.

How To Use The monkaH Emote In Twitch Chat?

  1. Add the FFZ or the BTTV Google extensions to your Twitch account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the monkaH emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “monkaH” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The monkaH emote will now appear in the stream’s chat.

Make sure you type monkaH exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work. Also, a streamer must have the emote enabled on either BTTV or FFZ in order for it to work. 

Another cool thing is that if you are on PC, you can just click the little emoji button and select which emote you want to send in Twitch chat.

Emote Button

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Twitch account and adding FFZ to your Twitch account. These guides are helpful for both streamers and viewers. 

How To Use The monkaH Emote On Youtube?

  1. Add the BTTV Google extensions to your Youtube account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the monkaH emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “monkaH” in the streamer’s chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The monkaH emote will now appear in the stream’s chat.

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Youtube account. This guide will help regardless if you are a streamer or a viewer. 

Unfortunately, FFZ and Youtube Gaming are not currently compatible and so you will only be able to use this emote on Youtube with the BTTV extension.

When To Use The monkaH Emote?

The best time to use the monkaH emote is when you get into an argument with someone and have chosen to concede the debate rather than continue arguing. Viewers of a stream may also choose to use the monkaH emote if the streamer has been outsmarted and the chat reacts by giving up.

As you know, there are several Twitch emotes that are meant to be reactions to things that happen on stream. The monkaH emote is just that. It’s you, and the stream putting your hands in the air saying, “We give up!”.

Why Is The monkaH Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the monkaH emote may not be appearing in chat:

  1. The viewer trying to use the emote does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  2. The streamer does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  3. The streamer does not have the monkaH emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “monkaH” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the monkaH emote won’t work in chat. 

However, I have noticed that on FFZ the “m” in monkaH is often lower case, but that on BTTV the “m” is often upper case, MonkaH. If you can’t get the emote to work, try typing your “m” as an upper case or lower case letter.

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the monkaH emote still won’t work for you, then check out my article here where I go into more detail as to why your emotes may not be working and how to fix it.

How To Pronounce monkaH?

The correct way to pronounce MonkaH is “monka-h.” Monk, like the word monk, then the ‘a’ makes an ‘uh’ sound as in the word asleep, and lastly the letter ‘h’ is pronounced normally. Monk-a-H.

Difference Between monkaH And monkaS?

The main difference between the monkaH emote and the monkaS emote is that the monkaH emote depicts Pepe the Frog with his hands in the air whereas the monkaS emote only shows Pepe the Frog’s face. Another difference is that monkaS conveys nervousness whereas monkaH implies surrender.

monkaS at 3x
monkaS Emote

Difference Between monkaH And monkaW?

The main difference between the monkaH emote and the monkaW emote is that the monkaH emote depicts Pepe the Frog with his hands in the air whereas the monkaW emote only shows the zoomed in face of Pepe the Frog. Also, the monkaW emote conveys tenseness or nervousness whereas monkaH implies surrender.

monkaW Emote

What Does monkaF Mean?

MonkaF is a MonkaS variation that combines the Pepe emotes with the online meme “press F to pay respects.” “Press F to pay respects” is a meme originating from the popular Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game. In the game, the player has to press the f button to pay respect at a funeral. 

The prompt became a famous meme online because people find it a little out of place. MonkaF combines this online trend with the famous line of Monka emotes. It serves to pay respect to people and is an alternative to typing F in the chat.

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