The name Pleasure in Chinese / Japanese...

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愉 can be defined as pleasure, well-pleased, contented, and happy.

Note: 愉 is no longer in common use in Japanese.

See Also:  Passion

There is no pleasure without pain

No pain, no gain

 ku wa raku no tane
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苦は楽の種 is a Japanese proverb that means “One cannot have pleasure without pain.”

It's one of a few Japanese ways to say, “No pain, no gain.”

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Eat Drink and Be Merry

 chī hē wán lè
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吃喝玩樂 is the short version of, “Eat, drink, and be merry.”

This is a Chinese proverb that suggests abandoning oneself to a life of pleasure.

Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die

 tabe nomi tanoshime ashita wa mina shinu
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食べ飲み楽しめ明日は皆死ぬ means “eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die,” in Japanese.

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rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plainspoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
pleasure; delight; enjoyment; (female given name) Yoshi
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp.


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kuài gǎn
    kuai4 gan3
k`uai kan
    kuai kan

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Pleasant Feeling
pleasure; thrill; delight; joy; pleasurable sensation; a high
pleasant feeling; pleasant sensation; pleasure


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qī qíng
    qi1 qing2
ch`i ch`ing
    chi ching
 shichijou / shichijo
seven emotional states; seven affects of traditional Chinese medical theory and therapy, namely: joy 喜[xi3], anger 怒[nu4], anxiety 憂|忧[you1], thought 思[si1], grief 悲[bei1], fear 恐[kong3], fright 驚|惊[jing1]; seven relations
(1) seven emotions (in The Book of Rites: joy, anger, sorrow, fear, love, hate, desire); seven emotions (in Buddhism: joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate, desire); (2) seven effects (of a traditional Chinese medicine); (surname) Shichijō
The seven emotions : pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy, love, hate, desire.


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wǔ guǒ
    wu3 guo3
wu kuo
(1) five fruits (peach, Japanese plum, apricot, jujube, Japanese chestnut); (2) (Buddhist term) five types of effect in cause-and-effect relationships; (3) (Buddhist term) five effects of ignorance and formations on one's current life
The five fruits, or effects; there are various groups, e. g. I. (1) 異熟果 fruit ripening divergently, e. g. pleasure and goodness are in different categories; present organs accord in pain or pleasure with their past good or evil deeds; (2) 等流果 fruit of the same order, e. g. goodness reborn from previous goodness; (3) 土用果 present position and function fruit, the rewards of moral merit in previous lives; (4) 增上果 superior fruit, or position arising from previous earnest endeavor and superior capacity: (5) 離繋果 fruit of freedom from all bonds, nirvana fruit. II. Fruit, or rebirth: (1) 識 conception (viewed psychologically); (2) 名色 formation mental and physical; (3) 六處 the six organs of perception complete; (4) 觸 their birth and contact with the world; (5) 受 consciousness. III. Five orders of fruit, with stones, pips, shells (as nuts), chaff-like (as pine seeds), and with pods.


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(1) pleasure; (2) (けらく only) {Buddh} supreme pleasure obtained by freeing oneself from earthly desires; (surname) Kairaku



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yuè shòu
    yue4 shou4
yüeh shou
The sensation, or perception of pleasure.



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lè gēn
    le4 gen1
le ken
The organs of pleasure—eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and body.



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lè yù
    le4 yu4
le yü
Desire for the pleasant, or pleasure.



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chù lè
    chu4 le4
ch`u le
    chu le
The pleasure produced by touch.



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xiǎo què xìng
    xiao3 que4 xing4
hsiao ch`üeh hsing
    hsiao chüeh hsing
 shoukakkou / shokakko
something small that one can find pleasure in (e.g. a cold beer after a hard day or a serendipitous find in a second-hand store)
(slang) (abbr. of 小さいけど確かな幸せ; from an essay by Haruki Murakami) simple pleasure (in life)


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 ryuukyoushinshi / ryukyoshinshi
(work) Ryūkyō Shinshi (book by Narushima Ryūhoku concerning the Yanigabashi pleasure quarters); (wk) Ryūkyō Shinshi (book by Narushima Ryūhoku concerning the Yanigabashi pleasure quarters)


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 itsurakuseikatsu / itsurakusekatsu
a life given up to pleasure; pleasure-seeking lifestyle


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(adj-na,adj-no,n) (1) playful; sportive; pleasure-seeking; (2) pleasure seeker; playful person



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bù kǔ bù lè shòu
    bu4 ku3 bu4 le4 shou4
pu k`u pu le shou
    pu ku pu le shou
 fuku furaku ju
one of the 三受, the state of experiencing neither pain nor pleasure, i. e. above them. Also styled 捨受 the state in which one has abandoned both.


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(expression) After pleasure comes pain; There is no pleasure without pain; There is no rose without a thorn; Take the good with the bad


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(expression) After pleasure comes pain; There is no pleasure without pain; There is no rose without a thorn; Take the good with the bad


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(expression) one cannot have pain without pleasure, and one cannot have pleasure without pain


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(expression) (proverb) after pleasure comes pain; there is no pleasure without pain; there is no rose without a thorn; take the good with the bad


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 purejaabooto; purejaa booto / purejabooto; pureja booto
    プレジャーボート; プレジャー・ボート
pleasure boat; pleasure craft


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(expression) (proverb) there's no pain without pleasure, and there's no pleasure without pain

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Garden / Orchard / Park
land used for growing plants; site used for public recreation; abbr. for a place ending in 園|园, such as a botanical garden 植物園|植物园, kindergarten 幼兒園|幼儿园 etc
(n,n-suf) (1) garden (esp. man-made); orchard; park; plantation; (2) place; location; (female given name) Sonomi
vihāra; place for walking about, pleasure-ground, garden, park.

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magnificent; splendid; flowery
(1) flashiness; showiness; brilliance; splendor; (2) bloom; flowers; (female given name) Ririka
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.


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shí fǎ
    shi2 fa3
shih fa

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Ten perfect Mahayana rules
The ten 成就 perfect or perfecting Mahāyāna rules; i.e. in (1) right belief; (2) conduct; (3) spirit; (4) the joy of the bodhi mind; (5) joy in the dharma; (6) joy in meditation in it; (7) pursuing the correct dharma; (8) obedience to, or accordance with it; (9) departing from pride, etc.; (10) comprehending the inner teaching of Buddha and taking no pleasure in that of the śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha order.



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yù lè
    yu4 le4
yü le

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Kama - Desire Wish Longing
The joys of the five desires.


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 karyuukai / karyukai

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The Geisha’s World
red-light district; pleasure quarters; world of the geisha; demimonde



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chī hē wán lè
    chi1 he1 wan2 le4
ch`ih ho wan le
    chih ho wan le

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Eat Drink and Be Merry
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom); to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure


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There is no pleasure without pain
(expression) (proverb) (See 楽は苦の種苦は楽の種) one cannot have pleasure without pain; no pain, no gain

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(f,s,p) Ureshi
Play, pleasure.

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trick; drama; play; show; CL:齣|出[chu1],場|场[chang3],臺|台[tai2]
khelā, krīḍā. Play, sport, take one's pleasure; theatricals, which are forbidden to a monk or nun.

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to give up; to abandon; to give alms
{Buddh} equanimity; upeksa; upekkha
upekṣā, neglect, indifference, abandoning, M.W. To relinquish, renounce, abandon, reject, give. One of the chief Buddhist virtues, that of renunciation, leading to a state of "indifference without pleasure or pain" (Keith), or independence of both. v. 舍. It is defined as the mind 平等 in equilibrium, i.e. above the distinction of things or persons, of self or others; indifferent, having abandoned the world and all things and having no affections or desires. One of the seven bodhyaṅgas. Translit. sa, śa, s(r).

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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
Pleasureyuyú / yu2 / yu
There is no pleasure without pain苦は楽の種ku wa raku no tane
Eat Drink and Be Merry吃喝玩樂
chī hē wán lè
chi1 he1 wan2 le4
chi he wan le
ch`ih ho wan le
chih ho wan le
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die食べ飲み楽しめ明日は皆死ぬtabe nomi tanoshime ashita wa mina shinu
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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