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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


寿

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Mandarin shòu / shou4
Taiwan shou
Japanese hisashi / ひさし    hisa / ひさ    toshinaga / としなが    suzaki / すざき    susaki / すさき    kotobuki / ことぶき
Chinese long life; old age; age; life; birthday; funerary; surname Shou
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) congratulations; felicitations; best wishes; (2) longevity; long life; (given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Hisa; (surname) Toshinaga; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (surname) Kotobuki
Long life, longevity, age, v. 耆婆 jīva.

聖誕


圣诞

see styles
Mandarin shèng dàn / sheng4 dan4
Taiwan sheng tan
Japanese shōtan
Chinese Christmas; birthday of reigning Emperor; Confucius' birthday
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

生日快樂

see styles
Mandarin shēng rì kuài lè / sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
Taiwan sheng jih k`uai le / sheng jih kuai le
Chinese Happy birthday

生日

see styles
Mandarin shēng rì / sheng1 ri4
Taiwan sheng jih
Japanese seijitsu;umarebi / sejitsu;umarebi / せいじつ;うまれび    ikuhi / いくひ
Chinese birthday; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (See 誕生日) birthday; (See 吉日・1) lucky day; day of celebration

誕辰

see styles
Mandarin dàn chén / dan4 chen2
Taiwan tan ch`en / tan chen
Japanese tanshin / たんしん
Chinese birthday
Japanese birthday

see styles
Mandarin zuì / zui4
Taiwan tsui
Chinese 1st birthday of a child


see styles
Mandarin dàn / dan4
Taiwan tan
Japanese hiroshi / ひろし    noeru / のえる    tan / たん    jou / jo / じょう    iyo / いよ    izawa / いざわ
Chinese birth; birthday; brag; boast; to increase
Japanese (given name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Noeru; (given name) Tan; (given name) Jou; (personal name) Iyo; (personal name) Izawa
A birthday; to bear, produce; wide, boastful; deception

上寿

see styles
Japanese jouju / joju / じょうじゅ Japanese 100th birthday

丸裸

see styles
Japanese maruhadaka / まるはだか Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) nude; utterly stark naked; wearing only one's birthday suit

做壽


做寿

see styles
Mandarin zuò shòu / zuo4 shou4
Taiwan tso shou
Chinese to celebrate a birthday (of an elderly person)

傘寿

see styles
Japanese sanju / さんじゅ Japanese 80th birthday

內齋


内斋

see styles
Mandarin nèi zhāi / nei4 zhai1
Taiwan nei chai
Japanese naisai
Buddhist ceremonies in the palace on the emperor's birthday, v. 內道塲; ceremonies within the court

力餅

see styles
Japanese chikaramochi / ちからもち Japanese (1) fortifying mochi; mochi that improves one's strength; (2) (See 汁の餅) mochi received from one's parents after giving birth; (3) mochi given to a toddler on its first birthday

千秋

see styles
Mandarin qiān qiū / qian1 qiu1
Taiwan ch`ien ch`iu / chien chiu
Japanese senshuu / senshu / せんしゅう
Chinese a thousand years; your birthday (honorific)
Japanese thousand years; many years; (female given name) Chitose; (surname, female given name) Chiaki; (surname, given name) Senshuu

卆寿

see styles
Japanese sotsuju / そつじゅ Japanese 90th birthday

卒寿

see styles
Japanese sotsuju / そつじゅ Japanese 90th birthday

及笄

see styles
Mandarin jí jī / ji2 ji1
Taiwan chi chi
Chinese to reach marriageable age (a girl's fifteenth birthday)

古希

see styles
Japanese koki / こき Japanese 70th birthday

古稀

see styles
Mandarin gǔ xī / gu3 xi1
Taiwan ku hsi
Japanese koki / こき
Chinese seventy years old
Japanese 70th birthday

周晬

see styles
Mandarin zhōu zuì / zhou1 zui4
Taiwan chou tsui
Chinese one full year (e.g. on child's first birthday); same as 週歲|周岁[zhou1 sui4]

周祥

see styles
Mandarin zhōu xiáng / zhou1 xiang2
Taiwan chou hsiang
Japanese shū shō
The anniversary of Buddha's birthday.

喜壽


喜寿

see styles
Mandarin xǐ shòu / xi3 shou4
Taiwan hsi shou
Chinese 77th birthday (honorific, archaic or Japanese term)
Japanese See: 喜寿

喜寿

see styles
Japanese kiju / きじゅ Japanese (a variant of 喜 looks like 七十七 (77)) 77th birthday; (given name) Yoshihisa; (male given name) Yoshitoshi; (given name) Kiju

壽堂


寿堂

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Mandarin shòu táng / shou4 tang2
Taiwan shou t`ang / shou tang
Chinese mourning hall; a hall for a birthday celebration

壽星


寿星

see styles
Mandarin shòu xīng / shou4 xing1
Taiwan shou hsing
Chinese god of longevity; elderly person whose birthday is being celebrated

壽桃


寿桃

see styles
Mandarin shòu táo / shou4 tao2
Taiwan shou t`ao / shou tao
Chinese (myth.) peaches of immortality, kept by Xi Wangmu; fresh or confectionery peaches offered as a birthday gift

壽禮


寿礼

see styles
Mandarin shòu lǐ / shou4 li3
Taiwan shou li
Chinese birthday present (for an old person)

壽筵


寿筵

see styles
Mandarin shòu yán / shou4 yan2
Taiwan shou yen
Chinese birthday banquet

壽糕


寿糕

see styles
Mandarin shòu gāo / shou4 gao1
Taiwan shou kao
Chinese birthday cake

壽辰


寿辰

see styles
Mandarin shòu chén / shou4 chen2
Taiwan shou ch`en / shou chen
Chinese birthday (of an old person)

壽麵


寿面

see styles
Mandarin shòu miàn / shou4 mian4
Taiwan shou mien
Chinese birthday noodles (for longevity)

尻餅

see styles
Japanese shirimochi / しりもち Japanese (1) falling on one's backside (behind, bottom); pratfall; (2) mochi used to celebrate a child's first birthday; mochi tied to a baby's back if he starts walking before his first birthday in order to cause him to fall on his backside

尻餠

see styles
Japanese shirimochi / しりもち Japanese (1) falling on one's backside (behind, bottom); pratfall; (2) mochi used to celebrate a child's first birthday; mochi tied to a baby's back if he starts walking before his first birthday in order to cause him to fall on his backside

愍忌

see styles
Mandarin mǐn jì / min3 ji4
Taiwan min chi
Japanese minki
A day of remembrance for a virtuous elder on the anniversary of his birthday; day of memorial for an elder

慶生


庆生

see styles
Mandarin qìng shēng / qing4 sheng1
Taiwan ch`ing sheng / ching sheng
Chinese to celebrate a birthday

抓周

see styles
Mandarin zhuā zhōu / zhua1 zhou1
Taiwan chua chou
Chinese custom of placing a variety of articles (writing brush, abacus etc) before an infant on its first birthday to see which one he or she picks up (The article chosen is supposed to be an indication of the child's inclinations, future career etc.)

拜壽


拜寿

see styles
Mandarin bài shòu / bai4 shou4
Taiwan pai shou
Chinese congratulate an elderly person on his birthday; offer birthday felicitations

旬歲


旬岁

see styles
Mandarin xún suì / xun2 sui4
Taiwan hsün sui
Chinese full year; first birthday

星寿

see styles
Japanese seiju / seju / せいじゅ Japanese 90th birthday; (female given name) Seiju

浴佛

see styles
Mandarin yù fú / yu4 fu2
Taiwan yü fu
Japanese yokubutsu
浴像 To wash the image of the Buddha; this is a ceremony on his birthday, 8th of the 4th month; to bathe a buddha-image

滿月


满月

see styles
Mandarin mǎn yuè / man3 yue4
Taiwan man yüeh
Japanese mangetsu
Chinese full moon; whole month; baby's one-month old birthday
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

珍寿

see styles
Japanese chinju / ちんじゅ Japanese 112th birthday (and beyond)

生辰

see styles
Mandarin shēng chén / sheng1 chen2
Taiwan sheng ch`en / sheng chen
Chinese birthday

白寿

see styles
Japanese hakuju / はくじゅ Japanese 99th birthday

皇寿

see styles
Japanese kouju / koju / こうじゅ Japanese 111th birthday

祝壽

see styles
Mandarin zhù shòu / zhu4 shou4
Taiwan chu shou
Chinese to offer birthday congratulations (to an elderly person)

祝聖


祝圣

see styles
Mandarin zhù shèng / zhu4 sheng4
Taiwan chu sheng
Japanese shukushin
To invoke blessings on the emperor's birthday; to offer a prayer for the longevity and good health of the king or emperor

算賀

see styles
Japanese sanga / さんが Japanese longevity celebration (on one's 40th, 50th, 60th, etc. birthday)

米寿

see styles
Japanese beiju / beju / べいじゅ Japanese (米 is composed of 八十八) 88th birthday; (given name) Yonehisa; (given name) Beiju

聖節


圣节

see styles
Mandarin shèng jié / sheng4 jie2
Taiwan sheng chieh
Japanese seisetsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

花祭

see styles
Mandarin huā jì / hua1 ji4
Taiwan hua chi
Japanese hanamatsuri / はなまつり
Japanese Buddha's birthday festival (April 8th); Vesak; (place-name) Hanamatsuri
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

茶寿

see styles
Japanese chaju / ちゃじゅ Japanese 108th birthday

華誕

see styles
Mandarin huá dàn / hua2 dan4
Taiwan hua tan
Chinese your birthday (honorific)

虛歲

see styles
Mandarin xū suì / xu1 sui4
Taiwan hsü sui
Chinese one's age, according to the traditional Chinese method of reckoning (i.e. the number of Chinese calendar years in which one has lived). In this system, a person's age is one year at birth, and increases by one year at the beginning of the first solar term 立春[Li4 chun1] each year, rather than on one's birthday.; as opposed to 足歲|足岁[zu2 sui4]; see also 實歲|实岁[shi2 sui4]

行像

see styles
Mandarin xíng xiàng / xing2 xiang4
Taiwan hsing hsiang
Japanese gyōzō
To take an image (of Buddha) in procession; it was a custom observed on Buddha's birthday according to the 佛國記.

週歲

see styles
Mandarin zhōu suì / zhou1 sui4
Taiwan chou sui
Chinese one full year (e.g. on child's first birthday)

還暦

see styles
Japanese kanreki / かんれき Japanese 60th birthday

降誕


降诞

see styles
Mandarin jiàng dàn / jiang4 dan4
Taiwan chiang tan
Japanese koutan / kotan / こうたん
Japanese (noun/participle) (See ご降誕) birth (regal); nativity
The anniversary of the descent, i.e. the Buddha's birthday, not the conception; birth of a buddha or bodhisattva

まる裸

see styles
Japanese maruhadaka / まるはだか Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) nude; utterly stark naked; wearing only one's birthday suit

三大節

see styles
Japanese sandaisetsu / さんだいせつ Japanese (See 紀元節,四方拝,天長節) the three grand national holidays (Prayer to the Four Quarters, Empire Day, the Emperor's Birthday; pre-1927)

仏生会

see styles
Japanese busshoue / busshoe / ぶっしょうえ Japanese Buddha's birthday celebration

佛生日

see styles
Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese busshō nichi
Buddha's birthday, the 4th month, 8th day, or 2nd month, 8th day, the former having preference for celebration of his birthday in China.

佛生會


佛生会

see styles
Mandarin fó shēng huì / fo2 sheng1 hui4
Taiwan fo sheng hui
Japanese butsushōe
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

佛誕日


佛诞日

see styles
Mandarin fó dàn rì / fo2 dan4 ri4
Taiwan fo tan jih
Chinese Buddha's Birthday (8th day of the 4th Lunar month)

佛誕會


佛诞会

see styles
Mandarin fó dàn huì / fo2 dan4 hui4
Taiwan fo tan hui
Japanese buttan'e
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

做生日

see styles
Mandarin zuò shēng rì / zuo4 sheng1 ri4
Taiwan tso sheng jih
Chinese to celebrate a birthday; to give a birthday party

初誕生

see styles
Japanese hatsutanjou / hatsutanjo / はつたんじょう Japanese first birthday

喜の字

see styles
Japanese kinoji / きのじ Japanese 77th birthday

四大節

see styles
Japanese shidaisetsu / しだいせつ Japanese (See 紀元節,四方拝,天長節,明治節) the four grand national holidays (Prayer to the Four Quarters, Empire Day, the Emperor's Birthday, Emperor Meiji's birthday; 1927-1948)

地久節

see styles
Japanese chikyuusetsu / chikyusetsu / ちきゅうせつ Japanese Empress's Birthday (esp. as celebrated prior to WWII)

壽桃包


寿桃包

see styles
Mandarin shòu táo bāo / shou4 tao2 bao1
Taiwan shou t`ao pao / shou tao pao
Chinese longevity peach bun; birthday peach bun

大還暦

see styles
Japanese daikanreki / だいかんれき Japanese 120th birthday

天長節


天长节

see styles
Mandarin tiān zhǎng jié / tian1 zhang3 jie2
Taiwan t`ien chang chieh / tien chang chieh
Japanese tenchousetsu / tenchosetsu / てんちょうせつ
Japanese (See 天皇誕生日) Emperor's Birthday (national holiday held from 1868 to 1948)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

小壽星


小寿星

see styles
Mandarin xiǎo shòu xīng / xiao3 shou4 xing1
Taiwan hsiao shou hsing
Chinese child whose birthday is being celebrated; birthday boy; birthday girl

尻もち

see styles
Japanese shirimochi / しりもち Japanese (1) falling on one's backside (behind, bottom); pratfall; (2) mochi used to celebrate a child's first birthday; mochi tied to a baby's back if he starts walking before his first birthday in order to cause him to fall on his backside

教師節


教师节

see styles
Mandarin jiào shī jié / jiao4 shi1 jie2
Taiwan chiao shih chieh
Chinese Teachers' Day (September 10th in PRC and Confucius's birthday, September 28th in Taiwan)

明治節

see styles
Japanese meijisetsu / mejisetsu / めいじせつ Japanese (See 文化の日) Emperor Meiji's birthday (November 3rd; national holiday held from 1927 to 1948)

桜桃忌

see styles
Japanese outouki / otoki / おうとうき Japanese (太宰治) anniversary that celebrates author Dazai Osamu's birthday, and incidentally, the day his body was found after he was involved in a double suicide

母難日

see styles
Mandarin mǔ nàn rì / mu3 nan4 ri4
Taiwan mu nan jih
Chinese (old) birthday

浴佛節


浴佛节

see styles
Mandarin yù fó jié / yu4 fo2 jie2
Taiwan yü fo chieh
Japanese yokubutsu setsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

灌仏会

see styles
Japanese kanbutsue / かんぶつえ Japanese Buddha's Birthday (8th day of the 4th lunar month)

生日卡

see styles
Mandarin shēng rì kǎ / sheng1 ri4 ka3
Taiwan sheng jih k`a / sheng jih ka
Chinese birthday card

聖誕祭

see styles
Japanese seitansai / setansai / せいたんさい Japanese (1) (See クリスマス) Christmas; (2) holy birthday

花供養

see styles
Japanese hanakuyou / hanakuyo / はなくよう Japanese commemoration of the Buddha's birthday

花朝節

see styles
Mandarin huā zhāo jié / hua1 zhao1 jie2
Taiwan hua chao chieh
Chinese Birthday of the Flowers, spring festival on lunar 12th or 15th February

花祭り

see styles
Japanese hanamatsuri / はなまつり Japanese Buddha's birthday festival (April 8th); Vesak

誕プレ

see styles
Japanese tanpure / たんプレ Japanese (slang) (abbreviation) (See 誕生日プレゼント) birthday present

誕生会

see styles
Japanese tanjoukai / tanjokai / たんじょうかい Japanese birthday party

誕生日

see styles
Japanese tanjoubi / tanjobi / たんじょうび Japanese birthday

誕生會


诞生会

see styles
Mandarin dàn shēng huì / dan4 sheng1 hui4
Taiwan tan sheng hui
Japanese tanshō e
An assembly to celebrate a birthday, e.g. the Buddha's on the 8th of the 4th month; birthday celebration assembly

降誕會


降诞会

see styles
Mandarin jiàng dàn huì / jiang4 dan4 hui4
Taiwan chiang tan hui
Japanese kōtan e
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

降誕祭

see styles
Japanese koutansai / kotansai / こうたんさい Japanese (1) (See キリスト降誕祭・キリストこうたんさい) Christmas; Nativity; (2) celebration of the birthday of a saint or great man

降誕節


降诞节

see styles
Mandarin jiàng dàn jié / jiang4 dan4 jie2
Taiwan chiang tan chieh
Japanese gōtans etsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

餅負い

see styles
Japanese mochioi / もちおい Japanese custom of tying a large mochi on a toddler's back on his or her first birthday

餅踏み

see styles
Japanese mochifumi / もちふみ Japanese custom of having toddlers step on a sticky rice cake on their first birthday

お誕生会

see styles
Japanese otanjoukai / otanjokai / おたんじょうかい Japanese birthday party

ハピバー

see styles
Japanese hapibaa / hapiba / ハピバー Japanese (interjection) (abbreviation) (slang) Happy Birthday

一絲不掛


一丝不挂

see styles
Mandarin yī sī bù guà / yi1 si1 bu4 gua4
Taiwan i ssu pu kua
Chinese not wearing one thread (idiom); absolutely naked; without a stitch of clothing; in one's birthday suit

四月八日

see styles
Mandarin sì yuè bā rì / si4 yue4 ba1 ri4
Taiwan ssu yüeh pa jih
Japanese shigatsu hachinichi
The eighth of the fourth moon, the Buddha's birthday; eighth day of the fourth month

天壽聖節


天寿圣节

see styles
Mandarin tiān shòu shèng jié / tian1 shou4 sheng4 jie2
Taiwan t`ien shou sheng chieh / tien shou sheng chieh
Japanese tenju shōsetsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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