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Happiness / Contentment

Japan ko fuku
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This means happiness and contentment in Japanese Kanji.

The first Kanji represents your internal beat or drum.
The second Kanji represents your mind and body.
Together, it suggests that your internal rhythm or beat is regular, soothing, and at proper tempo.


See Also:  Pleasure | Well-Being

Happiness / Contentment

China mǎn zú
Japan man zoku
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This is the kind of happiness that involves being satisfied and content.

This can also suggest the actions of "to satisfy," "to meet the needs of."

Other single-word definitions include: satisfaction; contentment; sufficient; enough; adequate; full; complete.


満In Japanese, the Kanji for this word is an alternate Chinese form. You can see and select this version at the right (recommended only if your audience is specifically Japanese).


See Also:  Contentment | Pleasure | Well-Being

Better to be Happy than Rich

China ān pín lè dào
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Even if you are poor, you should still feel satisfied in your life...

...Satisfaction, happiness, and the meaning of your life come from within yourself and not from money or riches of the world.

In Chinese, there are a lot of four-character proverbs which express some very old philosophies.
Though there are only four characters on this scroll, in Chinese the meanings often surpass the dictionary definition of each character.

In this case, you should not set your expectations too high for the amount to money or riches you wish to have. One who sets their expectations too high is almost always disappointed. Instead, you should cherish what you have, and seek to improve yourself from within, and not measure your personal worth by the size of your bank account.


See Also:  A Sly Rabbit Will Have Three Openings To Its Den


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Characters
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Japanese yoroko よろこ
 etsu えつ
 ayuka あゆか
Chinese See:
Japanese self-satisfaction; rejoicing; (female given name) Yoroko; (surname, female given name) Etsu; (female given name) Ayuka

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会心

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Japanese kaishin かいしん
Chinese See: 會心
Japanese (noun/participle) congeniality; satisfaction; (place-name) Kaishin

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堪能

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Mandarin kān néng / kan1 neng2
Taiwan k`an neng / kan neng
Japanese kannō たんのう
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) proficient; skillful; (noun/participle) (2) enjoying; satisfaction; satiation; having one's fill (of); (noun or adjectival noun) (1) proficient; skillful; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (Buddhist term) patience; perseverance; fortitude
Ability to bear, or undertake.

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喜足

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Mandarin xǐ zú / xi3 zu2
Taiwan hsi tsu
Japanese kisoku きたる
Japanese (personal name) Kitaru
satisfaction

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円満

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Japanese marumitsu まるみつ
 enman えんまん
 enma えんま
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) perfection; harmony; peace; smoothness; completeness; satisfaction; integrity; (surname) Marumitsu; (place-name) Enman; (surname) Enma

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兩清


两清

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Mandarin liǎng qīng / liang3 qing1
Taiwan liang ch`ing / liang ching
Chinese loan settled (business term); business complete to the satisfaction of both parties

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満足

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Japanese michitari みちたり
 manzoku まんぞく
 mansoku まんそく
Japanese (adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper; (personal name) Michitari; (surname) Manzoku; (surname) Mansoku

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滿意


满意

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Mandarin mǎn yì / man3 yi4
Taiwan man i
Chinese satisfied; pleased; to one's satisfaction

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滿足


满足

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Mandarin mǎn zú / man3 zu2
Taiwan man tsu
Japanese manzoku まんぞく
Chinese to satisfy; to meet (the needs of); satisfied; content
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper
Full, complete.
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本望

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Mandarin běn wàng / ben3 wang4
Taiwan pen wang
Japanese honmō もとみ
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) long-cherished ambition; satisfaction; (female given name) Motomi; (surname) Honmou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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暗喜

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Mandarin àn xǐ / an4 xi3
Taiwan an hsi
Chinese hidden smile; smirk; to rejoice covertly; secret satisfaction concerning one's evil plans

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知足

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Mandarin zhī zú / zhi1 zu2
Taiwan chih tsu
Japanese chisoku ともたる
Chinese content with one's situation; to know contentment (hence happiness)
Japanese (personal name) Tomotaru; (surname, given name) Tomotari; (given name) Chitaru; (g,p) Chisoku
Complete knowledge; satisfaction.

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甘心

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Mandarin gān xīn / gan1 xin1
Taiwan kan hsin
Japanese kanshin かんしん
Chinese to be willing to; to resign oneself to
Japanese (noun/participle) satisfaction

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留飲


留饮

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Mandarin liú yǐn / liu2 yin3
Taiwan liu yin
Japanese ryuuin / ryuin りゅういん
Chinese edema (accumulation of interstitial fluids in internal organs); dropsy
Japanese (noun/participle) gloating; satisfaction

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自得

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Mandarin zì dé / zi4 de2
Taiwan tzu te
Japanese jitoku じとく
Chinese contented; pleased with one's position
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) self-satisfaction; self-complacency; complacency; (2) understanding (on one's own); realizing (through one's own ability); (3) being paid back for one's deeds; (given name) Jitoku

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自謙


自谦

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Mandarin zì qiān / zi4 qian1
Taiwan tzu ch`ien / tzu chien
Japanese jiken じけん
Chinese modest; self-deprecating
Japanese (personal name) Jiken
self-satisfaction

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自足

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Mandarin zì zú / zi4 zu2
Taiwan tzu tsu
Japanese jisoku じそく
Chinese self-sufficient; satisfied with oneself
Japanese (noun/participle) self-sufficiency; self-satisfaction

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満足度

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Japanese manzokudo まんぞくど
Japanese (degree of) satisfaction

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満足感

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Japanese manzokukan まんぞくかん
Japanese feeling of satisfaction

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満腹感

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Japanese manpukukan まんぷくかん
Japanese feeling of a full stomach after a meal; satisfaction of having a full stomach

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滿足感


满足感

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Mandarin mǎn zú gǎn / man3 zu2 gan3
Taiwan man tsu kan
Chinese sense of satisfaction

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思う儘

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Japanese omoumama / omomama おもうまま
Japanese to one's heart's content or satisfaction

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生死園


生死园

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Mandarin shēng sǐ yuán / sheng1 si3 yuan2
Taiwan sheng ssu yüan
Japanese shōji en
The garden of life-and-death. This mortal world in which the unenlightened find their satisfaction.

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自己満

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Japanese jikoman じこまん
Japanese (abbreviation) (slang) self-satisfaction; (self-)complacency

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キタコレ

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Japanese kitakore キタコレ
Japanese (expression) (slang) (kana only) (expression of) satisfaction; achievement

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ジコマン

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Japanese jikoman ジコマン
Japanese (abbreviation) (slang) self-satisfaction; (self-)complacency

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代償満足

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Japanese daishoumanzoku / daishomanzoku だいしょうまんぞく
Japanese vicarious satisfaction

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大快人心

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Mandarin dà kuài rén xīn / da4 kuai4 ren2 xin1
Taiwan ta k`uai jen hsin / ta kuai jen hsin
Chinese to the satisfaction of everyone

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制約充足

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Japanese seiyakujuusoku / seyakujusoku せいやくじゅうそく
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) constraint satisfaction

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八方円満

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Japanese happouenman / happoenman はっぽうえんまん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) to the satisfaction of all parties; all sides being happy and satisfied

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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 wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

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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 CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Happiness / Contentment 鼓腹ko fuku / kofuku
Happiness / Contentment 滿足 / 満足
满足
man zoku / manzokumǎn zú / man3 zu2 / man zu / manzu man tsu / mantsu
Better to be Happy than Rich 安貧樂道
安贫乐道
ān pín lè dào
an1 pin2 le4 dao4
an pin le dao
anpinledao
an p`in le tao
anpinletao
an pin le tao

In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line. In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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