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Characters Pronunciation
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Happiness / Joyful / Joy
to be fond of; to like; to enjoy; to be happy; to feel pleased; happiness; delight; glad
(female given name) Yoshimi
prīti; ānanda. Joy; glad; delighted, rejoice; to like.


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xìng fú
    xing4 fu2
hsing fu

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happiness; happy; blessed
(noun or adjectival noun) happiness; well-being; joy; welfare; blessedness; (surname, female given name) Shiawase



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sì wú liàng xīn
    si4 wu2 liang4 xin1
ssu wu liang hsin
 shi muryōshin

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catvāri apramāṇāni; the four immeasurables, or infinite Buddha-states of mind, also styled 四等 the four equalities, or universals, and 四梵行 noble acts or characteristics; i. e. four of the twelve 禪 dhyānas: 慈無量心 boundless kindness, maitrī, or bestowing of joy or happiness; 悲無量心 boundless pity, karuṇā, to save from suffering; 喜無量心 boundless joy, muditā, on seeing others rescued from suffering; 捨無量心 limitless indifference, upekṣā, i. e. rising above these emotions, or giving up all things, e. g. distinctions of friend and enemy, love and hate, etc. The esoteric sect has a special definition of its own, connecting each of the four with 普賢; 虛 空 藏; 觀自在; or 盧 空 庫.



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dà qìng
    da4 qing4
ta ch`ing
    ta ching
 taachin / tachin
Daqing prefecture-level city in Heilongjiang province 黑龍江|黑龙江[Hei1 long2 jiang1] in northeast China
great joy; (place-name) Daqing (China)
great happiness


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(noun/participle) weeping for joy; crying with happiness



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ān lè
    an1 le4
an le
peace and happiness
(surname) Anraku
Happy; ease (of body) and joy (of heart) 身安心樂.



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yì lè
    yi4 le4
i le
joy; happiness
Joy of the mind, the mind satisfied and joyful. Manobhirāma, the realm foretold for Maudgalyāyana as a Buddha.



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jí lè
    ji2 le4
chi le
bliss; extreme happiness
Sukhāvatī, highest joy, name of the Pure Land of Amitābha in the West, also called 極樂世界 the world of utmost joy.



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huān yuè
    huan1 yue4
huan yüeh
happiness; joy; to be happy; to be joyous


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shēng xǐ
    sheng1 xi3
sheng hsi
(female given name) Miki
[gives rise to] joy, bliss, happiness


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(archaism) prosperity; happiness; blessedness and joy


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(n,vs,vi) deep gratitude; overwhelming joy; great happiness; (given name) Zuiki



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nán tuó
    nan2 tuo2
nan t`o
    nan to
難陁 nanda, "happiness, pleasure, joy, felicity." M.W. Name of disciples not easy to discriminate; one is called Cowherd Nanda, an arhat; another Sundarananda, to distinguish him from Ānanda, and the above; also, of a milkman who gave Śākyamuni milk; of a poor woman who could only offer a cash to buy oil for a lamp to Buddha; of a nāga king; etc.


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(noun/participle) weeping for joy; crying with happiness


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 ikkiichiyuu / ikkichiyu
(n,vs,vi) (yoji) alternating between happiness and anxiety; swinging between joy and sorrow; being glad and sad by turns; oscillating between optimism and pessimism



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xǐ nù āi lè
    xi3 nu4 ai1 le4
hsi nu ai le
four types of human emotions, namely: happiness 歡喜|欢喜[huan1 xi3], anger 憤怒|愤怒[fen4 nu4], sorrow 悲哀[bei1 ai1] and joy 快樂|快乐[kuai4 le4]


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(noun/participle) weeping for joy; crying with happiness


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(noun/participle) weeping for joy; crying with happiness


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(n,vs,vi) weeping for joy; crying with happiness

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 19 results for "Happiness and Joy" 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: Japanese Bath House

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