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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin kuài / kuai4
Taiwan k`uai / kuai
Japanese kai / かい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plainspoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
Japanese pleasure; delight; enjoyment; (female given name) Yoshi; (personal name) Hayashi; (female given name) Haya; (female given name) Naoru; (female given name) Sayaka; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Kai
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp; pleasure

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Mandarin chūn / chun1
Taiwan ch`un / chun
Japanese haru / はる
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Chinese spring (season); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life; surname Chun
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) spring; springtime; (2) New Year; (3) prime (of one's life, etc.); (4) adolescence; puberty; (5) sexuality; (personal name) Haruji; (surname) Harusaki; (female given name) Haru; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Nagoshi; (female given name) Toki; (personal name) Chiyun; (given name) Shunmin; (female given name) Shun; (female given name) Kazu; (female given name) Azuma

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese yoshi / よし    yasushi / やすし    motomu / もとむ    hanako / はなこ    shin / しん    kon / こん    kinji / きんじ    kin / きん
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Chinese happy
Japanese (personal name) Yoshi; (given name) Yasushi; (given name) Motomu; (female given name) Hanako; (personal name) Shin; (given name) Kon; (personal name) Kinji; (given name) Kin
Joyful, elated, elevated.


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Japanese kiki / きき Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) merry; joyful; gleeful; (female given name) Kiki



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Mandarin kuài lè / kuai4 le4
Taiwan k`uai le / kuai le
Japanese keraku
Chinese happy; merry



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Mandarin huān xǐ guāng fú / huan1 xi3 guang1 fu2
Taiwan huan hsi kuang fu
Japanese Kangi Kōbutsu
Buddha of joyful light, Amitābha.

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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Chinese cautious; merry; joyful; surname Xi

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Mandarin kǎi / kai3
Taiwan k`ai / kai
Chinese joyful; kind

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Mandarin yuè // lè / yue4 // le4
Taiwan yüeh // le
Japanese ran / らん    raku / らく
Chinese music; happy; cheerful; to laugh; surname Yue; surname Le
Japanese (surname) Ran; (surname) Raku
Music, that which causes joy, hence joy, joyful, glad, rejoice; also to find joy in, enjoy; (1) music (2) comfort (3) to be indulged in


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Mandarin shí xíng / shi2 xing2
Taiwan shih hsing
Japanese jūgyō
The ten necessary activities in the fifty-two stages of a bodhisattva, following on the 十信and 十住; the two latter indicate personal development 自利. These ten lines of action are for the universal welfare of others 利他. They are: joyful service; beneficial service; never resenting; without limit; never out of order; appearing in any form at will; unimpeded; exalting the pāramitās amongst all beings; perfecting the Buddha-law by complete virtue; manifesting in all things the pure, final, true reality; ten practices


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Mandarin shàn kuài / shan4 kuai4
Taiwan shan k`uai / shan kuai
Japanese Zenke


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Japanese kiki / きき Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) merry; joyful; gleeful



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Mandarin xǐ bào / xi3 bao4
Taiwan hsi pao
Chinese announcement of joyful news; CL:張|张[zhang1]



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Mandarin xǐ shě / xi3 she3
Taiwan hsi she
Japanese kisha / きしゃ
Japanese (noun/participle) almsgiving; (surname) Isute
Joyful giving.


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Mandarin xǐ sè / xi3 se4
Taiwan hsi se
Japanese kishoku / きしょく
Chinese happy expression; cheerful look
Japanese glad countenance; joyful look



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Mandarin xǐ jiàn / xi3 jian4
Taiwan hsi chien
Japanese kimi / きみ
Japanese (surname) Kimi
priyadarśana. Joyful to see, beautiful, name of a kalpa; to see joyfully


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Mandarin miào xǐ / miao4 xi3
Taiwan miao hsi
Japanese Myōki


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Japanese kiki / きき Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) merry; joyful; gleeful; (female given name) Kiki


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Japanese kiki / きき Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) merry; joyful; gleeful; (female given name) Kiki


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Japanese kinzen / きんぜん Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) joyful; cheerful


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Mandarin yí rán / yi2 ran2
Taiwan i jan
Japanese izen / いぜん
Chinese happy; joyful
Japanese (adv-to,adj-t) (archaism) delightful; enjoyable


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Mandarin yú kuài / yu2 kuai4
Taiwan yü k`uai / yü kuai
Japanese yukai / ゆかい
Chinese cheerful; cheerily; delightful; pleasant; pleasantly; pleasing; happy; delighted
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) pleasant; delightful; enjoyable; joyful; cheerful; amusing; happy



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Mandarin yú yuè / yu2 yue4
Taiwan yü yüeh
Chinese joyful; cheerful; delighted; joy; delight
Japanese See: 愉悦



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Mandarin yì lè / yi4 le4
Taiwan i le
Japanese igyō
Chinese joy; happiness
Joy of the mind, the mind satisfied and joyful. Manobhirāma, the realm foretold for Maudgalyāyana as a Buddha; intention



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Mandarin lè shī / le4 shi1
Taiwan le shih
Japanese Rakuse
Joyful giver, tr. of Sudatta, i.e. Anāthapindika, v. 阿; joyful giving



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Mandarin lè guǒ / le4 guo3
Taiwan le kuo
Japanese rakuka
Joyful fruit, i.e. nirvāṇa.



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Mandarin lè shēng / le4 sheng1
Taiwan le sheng
Japanese raku shō
joyful birth; joyful birth



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Mandarin lè bāng / le4 bang1
Taiwan le pang
Japanese rakuhō
The joyful country, the paradise of the West.



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Mandarin lè jí / le4 ji2
Taiwan le chi
Japanese rakushū
joyful accumulation; joyful accumulation


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Mandarin xīn rán / xin1 ran2
Taiwan hsin jan
Japanese kinzen / きんぜん
Chinese gladly; cheerfully
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) joyful; cheerful
joyfully; joyfully


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Mandarin xīn jiè / xin1 jie4
Taiwan hsin chieh
Japanese konkai
The joyful realm (of saints and sages).



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Mandarin huān yú / huan1 yu2
Taiwan huan yü
Chinese to amuse; to divert; happy; joyful; pleasure; amusement



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Mandarin luō mó / luo1 mo2
Taiwan lo mo
Japanese rama
rāma, delightful, joyful; also the name of a grove, perhaps ārāma, a pleasaunce, garden.


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Mandarin xǐ yín yín / xi3 yin2 yin2
Taiwan hsi yin yin
Chinese joyful; happy


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Mandarin xǐ yíng yíng / xi3 ying2 ying2
Taiwan hsi ying ying
Chinese happy; joyful



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Mandarin dà shèng tiān / da4 sheng4 tian1
Taiwan ta sheng t`ien / ta sheng tien
Japanese dai shōten
idem 大聖歡喜天 v. 歡喜天, on whom there are three works; joyful gods



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Mandarin qìng yuè yǔ / qing4 yue4 yu3
Taiwan ch`ing yüeh yü / ching yüeh yü
Japanese kyōetsugo
joyful words; joyful words



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Mandarin lè táo táo / le4 tao2 tao2
Taiwan le t`ao t`ao / le tao tao
Chinese joyful; cheerful



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Mandarin huān xǐ tiān / huan1 xi3 tian1
Taiwan huan hsi t`ien / huan hsi tien
Japanese kangi ten
大聖歡喜天; 聖天; (大聖天) The joyful devas, or devas of pleasure, represented as two figures embracing each other, with elephants' heads and human bodies; the two embracing figures are interpreted as Gaṇeśa (the eldest son of Śiva) and an incarnation of Guanyin; the elephant-head represents Gaṇeśa; the origin is older than the Guanyin idea and seems to be a derivation from the Śivaitic linga-worship.



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Mandarin huān xǐ huì / huan1 xi3 hui4
Taiwan huan hsi hui
Japanese kangi e
The festival of All Souls, v. 盂; joyful festival



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Mandarin guān xǐ xíng / guan1 xi3 xing2
Taiwan kuan hsi hsing
Japanese kangi gyō
joyful service; joyful service



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Mandarin shì yuè yī / shi4 yue4 yi1
Taiwan shih yüeh i
Japanese shakuetsu e
joyful constituents; joyful constituents



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Mandarin dōu zhā jiā / dou1 zha1 jia1
Taiwan tou cha chia
Japanese totaka
Joyful sound, united voices; (derivation uncertain).



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Mandarin liù zhǒng zhèn dòng / liu4 zhong3 zhen4 dong4
Taiwan liu chung chen tung
Japanese rokushu shindō
The six earthquakes, or earth-shakings, also 六種動相, of which there are three different categories. I, Those at the Buddha's conception, birth, enlightenment, first preaching, when Māra besought him to live, and at his nirvana; some omit the fifth and after 'birth' add 'leaving home '. II. The six different kinds of shaking of the chiliocosm, or universe, when the Buddha entered into the samādhi of joyful wandering, see 大品般若經 1, i. e. east rose and west sank, and so on with w. e., n. s., s. n., middle and borders, borders and middle. III. Another group is shaking, rising, waving, reverberating, roaring, arousing, the first three referring to motion, the last three to sounds; see the above 般若經; which in later translations gives shaking, rising, reverberating, beating, roaring, crackling.



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Mandarin sì dé lè bāng / si4 de2 le4 bang1
Taiwan ssu te le pang
Japanese shitoku rakuhō
四德波羅蜜 The joyful realm, or acme of the above four virtues, the nirvana realm, the abode or dharmakāya of the Tathāgata; realm of the bliss of the four virtues


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Mandarin sì fāng sì fú / si4 fang1 si4 fu2
Taiwan ssu fang ssu fu
Japanese shihō shibutsu
The four Buddhas of the four regions — E. the world of 香積 abundant fragrance where reigns 阿閦 Akṣobhya; S. of 歡喜 pleasure, 寳相 Ratnaketu; W. of 安樂 restfulness, or joyful comfort, 無量壽 Amitābha; and N. of 蓮華莊嚴 lotus adornment, 微妙聲 ? Amoghasiddhi, or Śākyamuni; buddhas of the four directions



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Mandarin yì ān lè xíng / yi4 an1 le4 xing2
Taiwan i an le hsing
Japanese i anraku gyō
The calmly joyful life of the mind — one of the four in the Lotus Sutra 14; v. 四安樂行; pleasant functioning of the mind



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Mandarin huān xǐ xìn lè / huan1 xi3 xin4 le4
Taiwan huan hsi hsin le
Japanese kangi shingyō
joyful faith; joyful faith



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Mandarin huān xǐ huì shī / huan1 xi3 hui4 shi1
Taiwan huan hsi hui shih
Japanese kanki ese
joyful giving; joyful giving



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Mandarin é nà bō shì / e2 na4 bo1 shi4
Taiwan o na po shih
Japanese ganahashi
gaṇapati, a leader, Gaṇeśa, the 'elephant god'; it is, however, defined as 歡喜 pleased, joyful; (Skt. gaṇapati)


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Mandarin xū niè mì tuó / xu1 nie4 mi4 tuo2
Taiwan hsü nieh mi t`o / hsü nieh mi to
sunirmita, but suggestive in meaning of nirmāṇarati, heavens or devas of joyful transformation.


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Japanese joifuru / ジョイフル Japanese joyful



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Mandarin dà shèng huān xǐ tiān / da4 sheng4 huan1 xi3 tian1
Taiwan ta sheng huan hsi t`ien / ta sheng huan hsi tien
Japanese daishō kangi ten
great holy joyful gods; great holy joyful gods



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Mandarin dìng xìng xǐ lè dì / ding4 xing4 xi3 le4 di4
Taiwan ting hsing hsi le ti
Japanese jōshō kiraku ji
stage of stabilized joyful mind; stage of stabilized joyful mind


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Japanese kinzen / きんぜん Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) joyful; cheerful


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Japanese kiki / きき Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) merry; joyful; gleeful


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Japanese yorokobashii / yorokobashi / よろこばしい Japanese (adjective) delightful; joyous; joyful; happy; desirable; welcome
This page contains 57 results for "joyful" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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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

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