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There are 7 total results for your happy life search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

百年好合

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Mandarin bǎi nián hǎo hé / bai3 nian2 hao3 he2
Taiwan pai nien hao ho
Chinese may you live a long and happy life together (wedding greeting)

三業


三业

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Mandarin sān yè / san1 ye4
Taiwan san yeh
Japanese sangou / sango / さんごう    sangyou / sangyo / さんぎょう
Japanese {Buddh} (See 身口意) three activities (action, speech and thought); the three entertainment district enterprises: eating houses, geisha houses, meeting places for assignations, etc.
trividha-dvāra. The three conditions, inheritances, or karma, of which there are several groups. (1) Deed, word, thought, 身, 口, 意. (2) (a) Present-1ife happy karma; (6) present-life unhappy karma; (c) 不動 karma of an imperturbable nature. (3) (a) Good; (b) evil; (c) neutral karma. (4) (a) 漏業 Karma of ordinary rebirth; (6) 無漏業 karma of Hīnayāna nirvana; (c) 非漏非無漏 karma of neither, independent of both, Mahāyāna nirvana. (5) (a) Present deeds and their consequences in this life; (b) present deeds and their next life consequences; (c) present deeds and consequences after the next life, There are other groups of three; three activities

享福

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Mandarin xiǎng fú / xiang3 fu2
Taiwan hsiang fu
Chinese to live comfortably; happy and prosperous life

祝釐


祝厘

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Mandarin zhù lí / zhu4 li2
Taiwan chu li
Japanese shukuri
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

三福業


三福业

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Mandarin sān fú yè / san1 fu2 ye4
Taiwan san fu yeh
Japanese san fukugō
The three things that bring a happy lot— almsgiving, impartial kindness and Iove, pondering over the demands of the life beyond; three kinds of meritorious behavior

偕老同穴

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Japanese kairoudouketsu / kairodoketsu / かいろうどうけつ Japanese (1) (yoji) happy life partnership; (2) (kana only) Venus's flower basket (species of sponge, Euplectella aspergillum); Venus flower basket

齊人之福

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Mandarin qí rén zhī fú / qi2 ren2 zhi1 fu2
Taiwan ch`i jen chih fu / chi jen chih fu
Chinese lit. the happy fate of the man from Qi (who had a wife and a concubine) (idiom); fig. (ironically) the joy of having several partners; the life of a pasha
This page contains 7 results for "happy life" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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