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Lucky / Auspicious

Japan kichi
Lucky / Auspicious

A simple way to express the state of being lucky. Also used in conversation to hope that all is well with someone. This is more often seen as part of a compound word with a lucky association (especially in Korean).

Not as often used in Japanese but still means "good luck" but can also mean "joy" in Japanese.

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Lucky / Auspicious / Good Omen

China ruì
Japan zui
Lucky / Auspicious / Good Omen

瑞 is a Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word that means: lucky; auspicious; propitious; freshness; purity; luster; good omen.

In Japanese, this can be the following female given names: Yutaka; Midzuho; Mizuho; Mizuki; Mizue; Mizu; Mio; Tamami. It can also be a Japanese surname, Zui or Shirushi.

In Buddhist context, this can represent an auspicious jade token or good omen.

Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon

China jīn ruì xiáng lóng zhī jiā
Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon

This "home golden auspicious dragon" title was added by special request of a customer.

The first character means gold or golden.
The second and third characters hold the meaning of auspiciousness and good luck.
The fourth character is dragon.
The fifth is a possessive modifier (like making "dragon" into "dragon's").
The last character means home (but in some context can mean "family" - however, here it would generally be understood as "home").

Note: The word order is different than the English title, because of grammar differences between English and Chinese. This phrase sounds very natural in Chinese in this character order. If written in the English word order, it would sound very strange and lose its impact in Chinese.

Note: Korean pronunciation is included above, but this has not been reviewed by a Korean translator.

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Mandarin/ ji2
Taiwan chi
Japanese reikichi / rekichi れいきち
 yoshiyanagi よしやなぎ
 yoshiyagi よしやぎ
 yoshimune よしむね
 yoshimine よしみね
 yoshihama よしはま
 yoshitsugu よしつぐ
 yoshitaka よしたか
 yoshizue よしずえ
 yoshiji よしじ
 yoshizaki よしざき
 yoshisaki よしさき
 yoshi よし
 tadasu ただす
 konomi このみ
 koi こい
 kiru きる
 kiryuu / kiryu きりゅう
 kichiji きちじ
 kichi きち
 ibi いび
Chinese lucky; giga- (meaning billion or 10^9); surname Ji; abbr. for Jilin Province 吉林省[Ji2 lin2 Sheng3]
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) good fortune (esp. omikuji fortune-telling result); good luck; auspiciousness; (given name) Reikichi; (surname) Yoshiyanagi; (surname) Yoshiyagi; (personal name) Yoshimune; (personal name) Yoshimine; (surname) Yoshihama; (personal name) Yoshitsugu; (surname) Yoshitaka; (personal name) Yoshizue; (personal name) Yoshiji; (surname) Yoshizaki; (surname) Yoshisaki; (surname, female given name) Yoshi; (given name) Tadasu; (personal name) Konomi; (personal name) Koi; (surname) Ki
śrī; auspicious, lucky, fortunate; translit. k, ke, ku, g; good
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Mandarin jiā / jia1
Taiwan chia
Japanese yomisuru よみする
 yomishi よみし
 yoshimi よしみ
 yoshitoshi よしとし
 yoshiaki よしあき
 yoi よい
 miyoshi みよし
 makoto まこと
 tadashi ただし
 osuda おすだ
Chinese excellent; auspicious; to praise; to commend; surname Jia
Japanese (personal name) Yomisuru; (female given name) Yomishi; (female given name) Yoshimi; (given name) Yoshitoshi; (given name) Yoshiaki; (surname) Yoshi; (surname) Yoi; (personal name) Miyoshi; (given name) Makoto; (given name) Tadashi; (surname) Ka; (personal name) Osuda
Good, excellent, praiseworthy, to commend.
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Mandarin ruì / rui4
Taiwan jui
Japanese yutaka ゆたか
 mizuho みづほ
 mizuki みずほ
 mizue みずき
 mizu みずえ
 mio みず
 tamami みお
 zui たまみ
 shirushi ずい
Chinese lucky; auspicious; propitious; rayl (acoustical unit)
Japanese (n,n-pref) (1) (archaism) youth; freshness; purity; luster (lustre); beauty; (2) good omen; (1) good omen; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (2) (abbreviation) (obscure) Sweden; (3) (abbreviation) (obscure) Switzerland; (personal name) Yutaka; (female given name) Midzuho; (female given name) Mizuho; (female given name) Mizuki; (female given name) Mizue; (surname, female given name) Mizu; (female given name) Mio; (female given name) Tamami; (surname) Zui; (surname) Shirushi
Auspicious: a jade token; good omens
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Mandarin fèng / feng4
Taiwan feng
Japanese pou / po ぽう
 housaki / hosaki ほうさき
 houen / hoen ほうえん
 hou / ho ほう
 suenobu すえのぶ
 suenaga すえなが
 sueo すえお
 ootori おおどり
 oodorii / oodori おおとり
 ageha おーどりー
Chinese phoenix; surname Feng
Japanese (obscure) feng (male Chinese firebird); (1) large bird; (2) peng (in Chinese mythology, giant bird said to transform from a fish); (3) fenghuang (Chinese phoenix); (given name) Pou; (surname) Housaki; (personal name) Houen; (surname) Hou; (personal name) Suenobu; (personal name) Suenaga; (personal name) Sueo; (surname) Oodori; (place-name, surname) Ootori; (female given name) O-dori-; (female given name) Ageha
The 'phœnix' the auspicious bird; phoenix
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Mandarin jí lì / ji2 li4
Taiwan chi li
Japanese yoshitoshi よしとし
 yoshikazu よしかず
Chinese auspicious; lucky; propitious; Geely, Chinese car make
Japanese (p,s,g) Yoshitoshi; (given name) Yoshikazu
姞栗陀 gṛdhra, a vulture.
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Mandarin wǔ fú lín mén / wu3 fu2 lin2 men2
Taiwan wu fu lin men
Chinese lit. (may the) five blessings descend upon this home (namely: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death); (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)
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Blessings on this Home



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Mandarin nián nián yǒu yú / nian2 nian2 you3 yu2
Taiwan nien nien yu yü
Chinese lit. (may you) have abundance year after year; (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)
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Year-In Year-Out Have Abundance



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Mandarin lóng fèng chéng xiáng / long2 feng4 cheng2 xiang2
Taiwan lung feng ch`eng hsiang / lung feng cheng hsiang
Chinese the dragon and phoenix are symbols of good fortune (idiom); auspicious; decorated with auspicious symbols such as the dragon and the phoenix
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Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck

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Mandarin wàn / wan4
Taiwan wan
Japanese manji まんじ
Chinese swastika, a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
Japanese swastika (esp. a counterclockwise swastika as a Buddhist symbol); fylfot; gammadion; (given name) Manji
sauvastika, 塞縛悉底迦; also styled 室利靺瑳 śrīvatsa, lucky sign, Viṣṇu's breast-curl or mark, tr. by 海雲 sea-cloud, or cirrhus. Used as a fancy form of 萬 or 萬; and is also written in a form said to resemble a curl. It is the 4th of the auspicious signs in the footprint of Buddha, and is a mystic diagram of great antiquity. To be distinguished from 卐svastika, the crampons of which turn to the right; ten thousand

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Mandarin wàn / wan4
Taiwan wan
Japanese man
Chinese swastika, a sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, later adopted by Nazi Germany
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Mandarin xiáng / xiang2
Taiwan hsiang
Japanese yoshimi よしみ
 yasushi やすし
 masahiro まさひろ
 masao まさお
 naga なが
 shiyou / shiyo しよう
 shousuke / shosuke しょうすけ
 shouji / shoji しょうじ
 shou / sho しょう
 shian しあん
 sachi さち
 saki さき
 katsuyori かつより
 katsuyoshi かつよし
 katsuhiro かつひろ
 katsutoshi かつとし
 katsusuke かつすけ
 katsuo かつお
 katsuaki かつあき
 akiraka あきらか
 akira あきら
 aki あき
Chinese auspicious; propitious
Japanese (given name) Yoshimi; (given name) Yoshi; (given name) Yasushi; (personal name) Masahiro; (personal name) Masao; (given name) Naga; (female given name) Shiyou; (personal name) Shousuke; (personal name) Shouji; (surname, female given name) Shou; (female given name) Shian; (female given name) Sachi; (female given name) Saki; (personal name) Katsuyori; (male given name) Katsuyoshi; (personal name) Katsuhiro; (personal name) Katsutoshi; (personal name) Katsusuke
Felicitous; fortune

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Mandarin/ qi2
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Chinese auspicious; propitious; good luck; felicity; euphoria; used for 旗, e.g. in 旗袍, long Chinese dress

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Mandarin zhēn / zhen1
Taiwan chen
Japanese tei / te てい
 tadashi ただし
 sadayuki さだゆき
 sadamu さだむ
 sadanori さだのり
 sadatsugu さだつぐ
 sadazumi さだずみ
 sadaji さだじ
 sada さだ
Chinese auspicious; lucky
Japanese (surname, given name) Tei; (given name) Tadashi; (personal name) Sadayuki; (given name) Sadamu; (personal name) Sadanori; (personal name) Sadatsugu; (personal name) Sadazumi; (personal name) Sadaji; (surname, given name) Sada

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Mandarin shà / sha4
Taiwan sha
Chinese (auspicious herb)

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Japanese shachihoko しゃちほこ
Japanese (1) (kana only) orca (Orcinus orca); killer whale; grampus; (2) (abbreviation) mythical carp with the head of a lion and the body of a fish (auspicious protectors of well-being); mythical carp with the head of a lion and the body of a fish (auspicious protectors of well-being); (surname) Shachihoko

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Mandarin qī qī / qi1 qi1
Taiwan ch`i ch`i / chi chi
Japanese nana なな
Chinese seven sevens (equals 49); cf Buddhist services for the auspicious reincarnation of the departed
Japanese (female given name) Nana
The period of forty-nine days after death, when masses are said every seventh day till the seventh seventh day; forty-nine [days]

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Japanese reigetsu / regetsu れいげつ
Japanese (1) (archaism) auspicious month; (2) second lunar month

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Japanese keihi / kehi けいひ
Japanese auspicious day; good day; lucky day; beautiful day; (female given name) Keihi

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Mandarin jiā jié / jia1 jie2
Taiwan chia chieh
Japanese kasetsu かせつ
Chinese festive day; holiday
Japanese auspicious occasion; (given name) Kasetsu

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Japanese yoshitatsu よしたつ
Japanese lucky day; auspicious occasion; happy day; (given name) Yoshitatsu


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Japanese keiun / keun けいうん
Japanese auspicious cloud; (given name) Keiun

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Mandarin jí shì / ji2 shi4
Taiwan chi shih
Japanese kitsuji きつじ
 kichiji きちじ
Chinese auspicious event
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Mandarin jí hé / ji2 he2
Taiwan chi ho
Japanese yoshiko よしこ
 yoshikawa よしかわ
 kikkawa きっかわ
Japanese (place-name) Yoshiko; (surname) Yoshikawa; (surname) Kikkawa
The auspicious river, the Ganges, because in it the heretics say they can wash away their sins.

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Mandarin jí qìng / ji2 qing4
Taiwan chi ch`ing / chi ching
Japanese kikkyō
Chinese auspicious; propitious; good fortune
Auspicious, lucky, fortunate.

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Mandarin jí xiáng / ji2 xiang2
Taiwan chi hsiang
Japanese yoshizaki よしざき
 kisshou / kissho きっしょう
 kichijou / kichijo きちじょう
 kisa きさ
Chinese lucky; auspicious; propitious
Japanese lucky omen; happy; auspicious; (personal name) Yoshizaki; (g,p) Kisshou; (surname) Kichijou; (female given name) Kisa
Auspicious, fortunate, tr. of the name of Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune. See next, also 室利 and 尸里.

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Japanese kitsusou / kitsuso きつそう
Japanese auspicious appearance; good or lucky omen; (surname) Kitsusou

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Mandarin dà jí / da4 ji2
Taiwan ta chi
Japanese daikichi だいきち
 taikichi たいきち
 ogitsu おぎつ
 ooyoshi おおよし
Chinese very auspicious; extremely lucky
Japanese excellent luck; (surname, given name) Daikichi; (given name) Taikichi; (personal name) Ogitsu; (place-name, surname) Ooyoshi

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Mandarin dà ān / da4 an1
Taiwan ta an
Japanese daiyasu だいやす
 daian だいあん
 taian たいあん
 ooyasu おおやす
Chinese Da'an or Ta'an district of Taipei City 臺北市|台北市[Tai2 bei3 shi4], Taiwan; Ta'an township in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县[Tai2 zhong1 xian4], Taiwan; Da'an county level city in Baicheng 白城, Jilin
Japanese lucky day; auspicious day; (surname) Daiyasu; (place-name, surname) Daian; (surname) Taian; (surname) Ooyasu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin tiān lù / tian1 lu4
Taiwan t`ien lu / tien lu
Chinese auspicious sculpted animal, usu. a unicorn or deer with a long tail; possession of the empire

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Japanese kouji / koji こうじ
Japanese auspicious characters (used in people or place names)

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jīn ruì xiáng lóng zhī jiā
jin1 rui4 xiang2 long2 zhi1 jia1
jin rui xiang long zhi jia
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