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The name Optimistic in Chinese / Japanese...

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Optimism / Happy With Your Fate

 lè tiān
 raku ten
Optimism / Happy With Your Fate Scroll

樂天 is about being optimistic and also making the best of whatever life throws at you.

This is hard to define. One dictionary defines this as “acceptance of fate and happy about it.” There is one English word equivalent, which is sanguinity or sanguinary.

You can also say that this means “Be happy with whatever Heaven provides,” or “Find happiness in whatever fate Heaven bestows upon you.” 樂天 suggests being an optimist in life.

Note: This is sometimes a given name in China.

楽 Please note that Japanese tend to write the first character in a slightly-different form (as seen to the right). Let us know if you have a preference when you place your order.

Great Expectations

 bou / nozomi
Great Expectations Scroll

望 holds the ideas of ambition, hope, desire, aspiring to, expectations, looking towards, to gaze (into the distance), and in some contexts, full moon rising.

望 is one of those single characters that is vague but in that vagueness, it also means many things.

望 is a whole word in Chinese and old Korean but is seldom seen alone in Japanese. Still, it holds the meanings noted above in all three languages.

 huò dá
Optimistic Scroll

Beyond optimistic, 豁達 can also be defined as sanguine; magnanimous; open-minded; openhearted; broad-minded.

豁達 is appropriate if you are, or want to be, the kind of person who is not bothered by the little things or minor troubles of life. This signifies a person who always feels things will get better. This is great for the person who figuratively sees a window of opportunity opening even as a door closes.

While a valid word in Japanese, this is kind of antiquated, and not in common use in modern Japan.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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lè tiān
    le4 tian1
le t`ien
    le tien

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carefree; happy-go-lucky; optimistic
deva musicians, see above.



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huò dá
    huo4 da2
huo ta

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optimistic; sanguine; generous; magnanimous; open-minded
(noun or adjectival noun) openhearted; frank; broad-minded


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(ateji / phonetic) (noun or adjectival noun) (kana only) carefree; optimistic; careless; reckless; heedless; happy-go-lucky; easygoing; thoughtless


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 kouki / koki
(noun - becomes adjective with の) easygoing; optimistic; conceited


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(noun or adjectival noun) (kana only) carefree; optimistic; careless; reckless; heedless; happy-go-lucky; easygoing; thoughtless; warmth; warm weather


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(ateji / phonetic) (noun or adjectival noun) (kana only) carefree; optimistic; careless; reckless; heedless; happy-go-lucky; easygoing; thoughtless


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(noun, transitive verb) (ant: 悲観) optimism; taking an optimistic view



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lè guān
    le4 guan1
le kuan
optimistic; hopeful


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(adjective) (1) sweet-tasting; sweet; sugary; sugared; (adjective) (2) fragrant (smelling); sweet (music); (adjective) (3) lightly salted; light in salt; not spicy; (adjective) (4) (See 甘く見る) naive; overly optimistic; soft on; generous; indulgent; easy-going; lenient; (adjective) (5) half-hearted; not finished properly; (adjective) (6) insufficient; not satisfactory; inadequate; loose; (adjective) (7) mild; (adjective) (8) (See 甘い言葉) tempting; enticing; luring


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(adj-no,adj-na) (1) sweetish; somewhat sweet; (adj-no,adj-na) (2) somewhat lenient; kind of optimistic


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dào xì
    dao4 xi4
tao hsi
(slang, coined c. 2017, contrasted with 佛系[fo2 xi4]) Dao-type, a type of person who has traits associated with a Daoist approach to life, such as being active, optimistic, earthy and forthright



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kāi lǎng
    kai1 lang3
k`ai lang
    kai lang
spacious and well-lit; open and clear; (of character) optimistic; cheerful; carefree



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yáng xìng
    yang2 xing4
yang hsing
 yousei / yose
positive; masculine
(adj-no,n) (1) (ant: 陰性・1) positive (result); (adj-na,adj-no,n) (2) positive (attitude); cheerful; optimistic; (personal name) Yōshou


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 iiki / iki
(noun or adjectival noun) easygoing; optimistic; conceited


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(noun or adjectival noun) (kana only) carefree; optimistic; careless; reckless; heedless; happy-go-lucky; easygoing; thoughtless


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 iiki / iki
(noun or adjectival noun) easygoing; optimistic; conceited


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(adjectival noun) optimistic


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(ant: 厭世観) optimistic view of life; optimism


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(adjectival noun) optimistic; hopeful


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(noun/participle) viewing optimistically; thinking optimistically; taking an optimistic view; looking on the bright side


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 kawazanyou / kawazanyo
(abbreviation) (See 取らぬ狸の皮算用) over-optimistic calculation; counting one's chickens before they're hatched


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 noutenki / notenki
(adjectival noun) optimistic; thoughtless; carefree; insolent


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 noutenki / notenki
(adjectival noun) optimistic; thoughtless; carefree; insolent


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 noutenki / notenki
(adjectival noun) optimistic; thoughtless; carefree; insolent


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(adjectival noun) optimistic; thoughtless; carefree; insolent



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gāo gāo xìng xìng
    gao1 gao1 xing4 xing4
kao kao hsing hsing
cheerful and optimistic; in a good mood; gaily


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 yomigaamai / yomigamai
(exp,adj-i) overly optimistic; misjudged; underestimated


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 yomigaamai / yomigamai
(exp,adj-i) overly optimistic; misjudged; underestimated


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(adjective) overly optimistic; easygoing; irresponsible; naive; simple-minded


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(adjective) (kana only) half-hearted; overly optimistic; naive; inexperienced; immature; green

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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
Happy With Your Fate
樂天 / 楽天
raku ten / rakutenlè tiān / le4 tian1 / le tian / letianle t`ien / letien / le tien
Great Expectationsbou / nozomi
bo / nozomi
wàng / wang4 / wang
katsudatsuhuò dá / huo4 da2 / huo da / huodahuo ta / huota
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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