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  1. Fast
  2. Joyfulness / Happiness
  3. Happy Birthday
  4. Happy New Year
  5. Merry Christmas
  6. Surely I come quickly

Fast

Fast, as in a race car
China kuài
Japan yoshi
Fast

快 is the single character for "fast" in Chinese. This applies to race cars, air planes, rockets, etc.

This can also mean rapid, quick, speed, rate, soon, to make haste, clever, or sharp (of knives or wits). In some context it can mean cheerful or happy.

快 is not a common choice for a wall scroll but if you're a speed freak, this may work for you.


Note: In Japanese and Korean, this often just takes the meaning of cheerful or pleasant. It can also be the given name Yoshi in Japanese.

Joyfulness / Happiness

China kuài lè
Japan kai raku
Joyfulness / Happiness

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.

快樂 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.


See Also:  Happiness

Happy Birthday

China shēng rì kuài lè
Happy Birthday

生日快樂 is how to write "Happy Birthday" in Chinese. The first two characters mean "birthday," and the second two characters mean "happiness," or rather a wish for happiness.

Because a birthday only lasts one day per year, we strongly suggest that you find an appropriate and personal calligraphy gift that can be hung in the recipient's home year round.

Happy New Year

China xīn nián kuài lè
Happy New Year

If you want to wish someone a happy new year this is the way. You can hang this up during Western New Years (Dec 31st - Jan 1st) and keep it up until after Chinese New Years which happens in either January or February of each year (it changes from year to year because China uses a lunar calendar).

Merry Christmas

China shèng dàn kuài lè
Merry Christmas

聖誕快樂 is "Merry Christmas" in Chinese.

Surely I come quickly

Part of Revelation 22:20
China shì le wǒ bì kuài lái
Surely I come quickly

This is an excerpt from Revelations 22:20. It says "Surely, I am coming quickly" or "Surely I come quickly" depending on which Bible translation you use.

The Chinese translation here comes from the Chinese Union Bible which has been around for almost 100 years and it the standard for Chinese Christians.


Not the results for 快 that you were looking for?

Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin kuài / kuai4
Taiwan k`uai / kuai
Japanese kai / かい
Surely I come quickly
Chinese rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plainspoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
Japanese pleasure; delight; enjoyment; (female given name) Yoshi; (personal name) Hayashi; (female given name) Haya; (female given name) Naoru; (female given name) Sayaka; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Kai
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp; pleasure

快樂


快乐

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Mandarin kuài lè / kuai4 le4
Taiwan k`uai le / kuai le
Japanese keraku
Chinese happy; merry
Joyful.

新年快樂


新年快乐

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Mandarin xīn nián kuài lè / xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4
Taiwan hsin nien k`uai le / hsin nien kuai le
Chinese Happy New Year!

生日快樂

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Mandarin shēng rì kuài lè / sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
Taiwan sheng jih k`uai le / sheng jih kuai le
Chinese Happy birthday

聖誕快樂

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Mandarin shèng dàn kuài lè / sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4
Taiwan sheng tan k`uai le / sheng tan kuai le
Chinese Merry Christmas

不快

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Mandarin bù kuài / bu4 kuai4
Taiwan pu k`uai / pu kuai
Japanese fukai / ふかい
Chinese unhappy; in low spirits; (of a knife) not sharp
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) unpleasant; displeasure; discomfort
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

儘快


尽快

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Mandarin jìn kuài // jǐn kuài / jin4 kuai4 // jin3 kuai4
Taiwan chin k`uai // chin / chin kuai // chin
Chinese see 盡|尽[jin3 kuai4]; as quickly as possible; as soon as possible; with all speed; also written 盡|尽

全快

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Japanese zenkai / ぜんかい Japanese (noun/participle) complete recovery of health

加快

see styles
Mandarin jiā kuài / jia1 kuai4
Taiwan chia k`uai / chia kuai
Chinese to accelerate; to speed up

勤快

see styles
Mandarin qín kuài / qin2 kuai4
Taiwan ch`in k`uai / chin kuai
Chinese diligent; hardworking

区快

see styles
Japanese kukai / くかい Japanese (abbreviation) (See 区間快速) Regional Rapid Service (JR West); Section Rapid Service; RRS; SRS

十快

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Mandarin shí kuài / shi2 kuai4
Taiwan shih k`uai / shih kuai
Japanese jikke
The ten inexpressible joys of the Pure-land; also 十樂; ten joys

善快

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Mandarin shàn kuài / shan4 kuai4
Taiwan shan k`uai / shan kuai
Japanese Zenke
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

嘴快

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Mandarin zuǐ kuài / zui3 kuai4
Taiwan tsui k`uai / tsui kuai
Chinese to have loose lips

壮快

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Japanese soukai / sokai / そうかい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) emotionally uplifting; stirring

外快

see styles
Mandarin wài kuài / wai4 kuai4
Taiwan wai k`uai / wai kuai
Chinese extra income

宥快

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Mandarin yòu kuài / you4 kuai4
Taiwan yu k`uai / yu kuai
Japanese yuukai / yukai / ゆうかい
Japanese (given name) Yuukai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

快い

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Japanese kokoroyoi / こころよい Japanese (adjective) pleasant; agreeable

快く

see styles
Japanese kokoroyoku / こころよく Japanese (adverb) comfortably; cheerfully; willingly; gladly

快事

see styles
Japanese kaiji / かいじ Japanese pleasure; delight

快件

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Mandarin kuài jiàn / kuai4 jian4
Taiwan k`uai chien / kuai chien
Chinese express delivery; express mail or luggage

快作

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Japanese kaisaku / かいさく Japanese splendid work; masterpiece

快便

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Japanese kaiben / かいべん Japanese (pleasantly smooth) defecation

快信

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Mandarin kuài xìn / kuai4 xin4
Taiwan k`uai hsin / kuai hsin
Chinese letter by express mail

快刀

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Japanese kaitou / kaito / かいとう Japanese sharp sword

快勝

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Japanese kaishou / kaisho / かいしょう Japanese (noun/participle) sweeping victory; easy victory; (given name) Kaishou

快取

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Mandarin kuài qǔ / kuai4 qu3
Taiwan k`uai ch`ü / kuai chü
Chinese cache (computing)

快味

see styles
Japanese kaimi / かいみ Japanese pleasure

快哉

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Mandarin kuài zāi / kuai4 zai1
Taiwan k`uai tsai / kuai tsai
Japanese kaisai / かいさい
Japanese joy; exultation; (given name) Yoshiya; (given name) Kaiya; (given name) Kaisai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

快善

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Mandarin kuài shàn / kuai4 shan4
Taiwan k`uai shan / kuai shan
Japanese kezen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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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
Fastyoshikuài / kuai4 / kuaik`uai / kuai
Joyfulness
Happiness
快樂
快乐
kai raku / kairakukuài lè / kuai4 le4 / kuai le / kuailek`uai le / kuaile / kuai le
Happy Birthday生日快樂
生日快乐
shēng rì kuài lè
sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
sheng ri kuai le
shengrikuaile
sheng jih k`uai le
shengjihkuaile
sheng jih kuai le
Happy New Year新年快樂
新年快乐
xīn nián kuài lè
xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4
xin nian kuai le
xinniankuaile
hsin nien k`uai le
hsinnienkuaile
hsin nien kuai le
Merry Christmas聖誕快樂
圣诞快乐
shèng dàn kuài lè
sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4
sheng dan kuai le
shengdankuaile
sheng tan k`uai le
shengtankuaile
sheng tan kuai le
Surely I come quickly是了我必快來
是了我必快来
shì le wǒ bì kuài lái
shi4 le wo3 bi4 kuai4 lai2
shi le wo bi kuai lai
shilewobikuailai
shih le wo pi k`uai lai
shihlewopikuailai
shih le wo pi kuai lai
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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