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Joyfulness / Happiness

China kuài lè
Japan kai raku
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Joyfulness is an inner sense of peace and happiness. You appreciate the gifts each day brings. Without joyfulness, when the fun stops, our happiness stops. Joy can carry us through the hard times even when we are feeling very sad.

This word can also mean pleasure, enjoyment, delight, cheerful, or merry. In some ways, this is the essence that makes someone to be perceived as a charming person.


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Joyful

China huān
Japan kan
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This is yet another way to express the idea of happiness. This character means joyous, happy, delight, and pleased. This is an external happiness that may have you clapping and cheering.


Please note: The other happiness/joyful which looks like 喜 is more popular.

歓The above left Kanji is the ancient/old version in Japan. After WWII, they started using the version shown at the right. Just let us know if you want this modern version instead of the ancient one.


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Happy

China xīn
Japan kin
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This is the type of happiness that you feel on the inside. It is the feeling of being released and delighted as well as being in a state of contentment. This is a more internal happiness that perhaps only shows by the smile on your face. It can also be translated as "to take pleasure in" or "to rejoice".

Note: This character is often used in compound words - especially in Korean Hanja.
As Japanese Kanji, this is so rare, that most Japanese people are not aware of its existence.


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Happiness / Joyful / Joy

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Japan ki / yorokobi
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This is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja for the kind of happiness known in the west as "joy".

This character can also be translated as rejoice, enjoyment, delighted, pleased, or "take pleasure in". Sometimes it can mean, "to be fond of" (in certain context).

If you write two of these happiness/joy characters side by side, you create another character known in English as "double happiness", which is a symbol associated with weddings and a happy marriage.


There is another version of this character that you will find on our website with an additional radical on the left side (exactly same meaning, just an alternate form). The version of happiness shown here is the commonly written form in China, Japan and South Korea (banned in North Korea).


See Also...  Contentment | Happiness | Joy


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Character Images Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition
快
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Mandarin kuài / kuai4
Taiwan k`uai / kuai
Japanese kai かい
Chinese rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plain-spoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
Japanese pleasure; delight; enjoyment; Yoshi (female given name)
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp.

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忻
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese kon
Chinese happy
Delight, joy.

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喜
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Mandarin xǐ / xi3
Taiwan hsi
Japanese ki よしみ
Chinese to be fond of; to like; to enjoy; to be happy; to feel pleased; happiness; delight; glad
Japanese Yoshimi (female given name)
prīti; ānanda. Joy; glad; delighted, rejoice; to like.
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Happiness / Joyful / Joy
歓
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Mandarin huān / huan1
Taiwan huan
Japanese kan かん
Chinese Japanese variant of 歡|欢
Japanese joy; enjoyment; delight; pleasure; Kan (given name)

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五食
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五食 Mandarin wǔ shí / wu3 shi2
Taiwan wu shih
Japanese gojiki
The five kinds of spiritual food by which roots of goodness are nourished: correct thoughts; delight in the Law; pleasure in meditation; firm resolve, or vows of self-control; and deliverance from the karma of illusion.

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快事
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快事 Japanese kaiji かいじ
Japanese pleasure; delight

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快感
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快感 Mandarin kuài gǎn / kuai4 gan3
Taiwan k`uai kan / kuai kan
Japanese kaikan かいかん
Chinese pleasure; thrill; delight; joy; pleasurable sensation; a high
Japanese pleasant feeling;

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喜び
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喜び Japanese yorokobi よろこび
Japanese joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations; Yorokobi (female given name)

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喜樂
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喜樂
喜乐
Mandarin xǐ lè / xi3 le4
Taiwan hsi le
Japanese kiraku
Chinese joy
delight

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六瑞
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六瑞 Mandarin liù ruì / liu4 rui4
Taiwan liu jui
Japanese roku sui
The six auspicious indications attributed to the Buddha as a preliminary to his delivery of the Lotus Sutra, see 法華經, 序品: (1) his opening address on the infinite; (2) his samādhi; (3) the rain of flowers; (4) the earthquake; (5) the delight of the beholders; (6) the Buddha-ray.

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恐悦
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恐悦 Japanese kyouetsu / kyoetsu きょうえつ
Japanese (noun/participle) delight

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恭悦
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恭悦 Japanese kyouetsu / kyoetsu きょうえつ
Japanese (noun/participle) delight

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樂法
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樂法
乐法
Mandarin lè fǎ / le4 fa3
Taiwan le fa
Japanese gyō hō
Delight in Buddha-truth, or the religion.

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樂斷
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樂斷
乐断
Mandarin lè duàn / le4 duan4
Taiwan le tuan
Japanese rakudan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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樂爲
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樂爲
乐为
Mandarin yào wéi / yao4 wei2
Taiwan yao wei
Japanese gyōi
to take delight in

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樂趣
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樂趣
乐趣
Mandarin lè qù / le4 qu4
Taiwan le ch`ü / le chü
Chinese delight; pleasure; joy

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樂道
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樂道
乐道
Mandarin lè dào / le4 dao4
Taiwan le tao
Chinese to take delight in talking about something; to find pleasure in following one's convictions

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欣樂
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欣樂
欣乐
Mandarin xīn lè / xin1 le4
Taiwan hsin le
Japanese gongyō
delight

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歓び
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歓び Japanese yorokobi よろこび
Japanese joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations

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歓喜
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歓喜 Japanese kanki かんき
Japanese (noun/participle) delight; great joy; Kangi (surname)

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求肥
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求肥 Japanese gyuuhi / gyuhi ぎゅうひ
Japanese type of soft Japanese confectionery made with rice flour (somewhat similar to Turkish delight)

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満悦
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満悦 Japanese manetsu まんえつ
Japanese (noun/participle) great delight; rapture;

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情趣
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情趣 Mandarin qíng qù / qing2 qu4
Taiwan ch`ing ch`ü / ching chü
Japanese joushu / joshu じょうしゅ
Chinese inclinations and interests; delight; fun; interest; appeal
Japanese mood; sentiment; artistic effect

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悦び
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悦び Japanese yorokobi よろこび
Japanese (out-dated kanji) joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations

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

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慶び
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慶び Japanese yorokobi よろこび
Japanese (out-dated kanji) joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations

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曬罽
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曬罽
晒罽
Mandarin shài jì / shai4 ji4
Taiwan shai chi
Japanese shakei
sukha, delight, joy.

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童趣
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童趣 Mandarin tóng qù / tong2 qu4
Taiwan t`ung ch`ü / tung chü
Chinese qualities that delight children (e.g. bold colors in a picture, anthropomorphized characters in a TV show, the physical challenge of playground equipment)

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趣味
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趣味 Mandarin qù wèi / qu4 wei4
Taiwan ch`ü wei / chü wei
Japanese shumi しゅみ
Chinese fun; interest; delight; taste; liking; preference
Japanese (1) hobby; pastime; (2) tastes; preference; liking;

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苦趣
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苦趣 Mandarin kǔ qù / ku3 qu4
Taiwan k`u ch`ü / ku chü
Chinese wretched feelings (opposite: 樂趣|乐趣, delight)

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When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.


A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.




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Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Joyfulness / Happiness快乐
快樂
kai raku
kairaku
kuài lè
kuai le
k`uai le
kuai4 le4
kuaile
kuaile
kuai le
Joyful欢 / 歓
kanhuān
huan
huan1
Happy
kinxīn
xin
hsin
xin1
Happiness / Joyful / Joy
ki / yorokobi
xi
hsi
xi3

If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "delight" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.

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