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Laugh / Smile

China xiào
Japan e / shou / wa
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笑 simply means to laugh or smile.

Notes: In some context, it can mean "ridicule" in Korean Hanja. 笑 is not often seen alone in Japanese, though it is understood.

Holding Flowers with Subtle Smile

An idiom for heart-to-heart communication
China niān huá wéi xiào
Japan nenge misho
Holding Flowers with Subtle Smile Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Buddhist title relays the idea of "heart-to-heart communication," or "thought transference."

The literal translation is, "holding a flower and subtly smiling," or "the holding of a flower with a subtle smile." It is the visual act and emotion that communicates more volumes than words can say.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xiào / xiao4
Taiwan hsiao
Japanese warau わらう
 nikori にこり
 niko にこ
 tsutsumi つつみ
 emu えむ
 emi えみ
 egao えがお
Chinese laugh; smile; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (abbreviation) (slang) LOL; haha; (female given name) Warau; (female given name) Nikori; (female given name) Niko; (female given name) Tsutsumi; (female given name) Emu; (surname, female given name) Emi; (female given name) Egao
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Laugh / Smile

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Mandarin yǐn / yin3
Taiwan yin
Chinese smile (archaic)

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Mandarin shěn / shen3
Taiwan shen
Chinese (literary) to smile; to sneer

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Mandarin/ yu2
Taiwan
Chinese to smile at

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Mandarin/ xu1
Taiwan hsü
Chinese to blow or breathe upon to smile

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Mandarin wǎn // guǎn // guān / wan3 // guan3 // guan1
Taiwan wan // kuan
Japanese kanji かんじ
 kan かん
Chinese smile; (district); Skimmia japonica
Japanese (kana only) softstem bulrush (Scirpus tabernaemontani); (personal name) Kanji; (given name) Kan

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一笑

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Japanese hitoe ひとえ
 kazue かずえ
 isshou / issho いっしょう
Japanese (noun/participle) laugh; smile; (female given name) Hitoe; (female given name) Kazue; (given name) Isshou

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乾笑


干笑

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Mandarin gān xiào / gan1 xiao4
Taiwan kan hsiao
Chinese to give a hollow laugh; to force a smile; forced laugh; CL:聲|声[sheng1]

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作り

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Japanese zukuri づくり
 tsukuri つくり
Japanese (suffix) (1) making; forming; cultivating; growing; (2) form; appearance; (1) making; producing; manufacturing; building; construction; make; structure; (2) appearance (i.e. attire, make-up); (3) build (i.e. physique); (4) sashimi; (prefix noun) (5) forced (smile, etc.)

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可掬

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Mandarin kě jū / ke3 ju1
Taiwan k`o chü / ko chü
Chinese that one can grasp (of smile, anger); palpable; fig. sincere

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含笑

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Mandarin hán xiào / han2 xiao4
Taiwan han hsiao
Japanese gonshō
Chinese to have a smile on one's face
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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奸笑

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Mandarin jiān xiào / jian1 xiao4
Taiwan chien hsiao
Chinese evil smile; sinister smile

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媚笑

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Mandarin mèi xiào / mei4 xiao4
Taiwan mei hsiao
Japanese bishou / bisho びしょう
Chinese enchanting smile
Japanese charming, enticing smile; smile meant to catch a man's attention

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嬌笑

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Japanese kyoushou / kyosho きょうしょう
Japanese (noun/participle) charming smile

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崩す

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Japanese kuzusu くずす
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to destroy; to demolish; to pull down; to tear down; to level; (2) to disturb; to put into disorder; to throw off balance; to make shaky; (3) to relax (one's pose); to make oneself at ease; (4) to break (a bill); to change; to make change; (5) to write in cursive style; to write in running style; (6) to break into a smile; to let off a smile; (7) to lower (a price)

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微笑

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Mandarin wēi xiào / wei1 xiao4
Taiwan wei hsiao
Japanese mishou / misho みしょう
 hohoemi ほほえみ
 bishou / bisho びしょう
 niko にこ
 chiemi ちえみ
 sumairi すまいり
Chinese smile; CL:個|个[ge4],絲|丝[si1]; to smile
Japanese (noun/participle) smile; (female given name) Mishou; (surname, female given name) Hohoemi; (given name) Bishou; (female given name) Niko; (female given name) Chiemi; (female given name) Sumairi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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嗤い

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Japanese warai わらい
Japanese (1) laugh; laughter; (2) smile; (3) sneer; (4) sex aids (e.g. dildos, pornographic books, erotic woodblock prints, etc.)

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嗤う

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Japanese warau わらう
Japanese (v5u,vi) (1) to laugh; (2) to smile; (3) to sneer; to ridicule; (4) to be dumbfounded; to be flabbergasted

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咲い

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Japanese warai わらい
Japanese (1) laugh; laughter; (2) smile; (3) sneer; (4) sex aids (e.g. dildos, pornographic books, erotic woodblock prints, etc.)

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咲う

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Japanese warau わらう
Japanese (v5u,vi) (1) to laugh; (2) to smile; (3) to sneer; to ridicule; (4) to be dumbfounded; to be flabbergasted

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冷笑

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Mandarin lěng xiào / leng3 xiao4
Taiwan leng hsiao
Japanese reishou / resho れいしょう
Chinese to sneer; to laugh grimly; grin of dissatisfaction (bitterness, helplessness, indignation etc); bitter, grim, sarcastic or angry smile
Japanese (noun/participle) derision; derisive laughter; scornful laugh

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泣笑

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Japanese nakiwarai なきわらい
Japanese (noun/participle) smile while crying

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會心


会心

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Mandarin huì xīn / hui4 xin1
Taiwan hui hsin
Chinese knowing (of a smile, look etc)

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會意


会意

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Mandarin huì yì / hui4 yi4
Taiwan hui i
Chinese combined ideogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书[liu4 shu1] of forming Chinese characters); Chinese character that combines the meanings of existing elements; also known as joint ideogram or associative compounds; to comprehend without being told explicitly; to cotton on; knowing (smile, glance etc)

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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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慘笑


惨笑

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Mandarin cǎn xiào / can3 xiao4
Taiwan ts`an hsiao / tsan hsiao
Chinese bitter smile

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破顏


破颜

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Mandarin pò yán / po4 yan2
Taiwan p`o yen / po yen
Chinese break into a smile; to open (of flowers)

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破顔

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Japanese hagan はがん
Japanese (noun/participle) giving a broad smile

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笑み

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Japanese emi えみ
Japanese smile; (female given name) Emi

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笑い

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Japanese warai わらい
Japanese (1) laugh; laughter; (2) smile; (3) sneer; (4) sex aids (e.g. dildos, pornographic books, erotic woodblock prints, etc.)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Laugh
Smile
e / shou / wa
e / sho / wa
e/sho/wa
xiào / xiao4 / xiao hsiao
Holding Flowers with Subtle Smile 拈華微笑
拈华微笑
nenge misho
nengemisho
niān huá wéi xiào
nian1 hua2 wei2 xiao4
nian hua wei xiao
nianhuaweixiao
nien hua wei hsiao
nienhuaweihsiao
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.

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

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Change
Dance
Doctor
Endless Love
Endurance
Energy
Eternal Love
Fire
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Freedom
Generation
Good Luck
Happy Life
Hope
Horse
House
Ichi Go Ichi Ie
Kensho
Light
Love
Loving Mother
Mind Body Soul Spirit
Muay Thai
Muso
One Love One Heart
Perserverance
Precious
Prosperous
Resolve
Rising Sun
Samurai
Shadow
Shinzen
Snake
Soul
Strength
Strong Heart
Sunshine
Sword
Tae Kwon Do
Trees
Vigor
Wolf
Wood

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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