Thankfulness in Chinese / Japanese...

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Thankfulness

gǎn jī
kangeki
Thankfulness Scroll

感激 is thankfulness or being grateful for what you have.

It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being. Appreciate the little things that happen around you and within you every day. Think positively. Thankfulness brings contentment.


Different meaning in Japanese - more like "deep emotion," "impression," "inspiration" - not recommended for a Japanese audience.

Gratitude / Thanks

gǎn xiè
kan sha
Gratitude / Thanks Scroll

感謝 is gratitude; the feeling of being grateful or thankful.

You can think of this as being a formal way of expressing thankfulness in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Respect

Politeness, Gratitude and Propriety

rei
Respect Scroll

We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and honor the rules of our family, school, and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you.

礼 is also one of the five tenets of Confucius.

礼, beyond respect, can also be translated as propriety, good manners, politeness, rite, worship or an expression of gratitude.

禮 Chinese RespectPlease note that Japanese use this simplified 礼 version of the original 禮 character for respect. 礼 also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. While 禮 is the traditional and original version, 礼 has been used as a shorthand version for many centuries. Click on the big 禮 character to the right if you want the Traditional Chinese and older Japanese version.


This is also a virtue of the Samurai Warrior
See our page with just Code of the Samurai / Bushido here


See Also:  Confucius

Thank You / Xie Xie

xiè xie
shie shie
Thank You / Xie Xie Scroll

謝謝 / 謝々 is how to say thank you in Chinese. It is pronounced a bit like "shea shea" as in the English word for shea butter. Except you pronounce the X like "sh" but with your tongue firmly at the bottom of your mouth.

Unless you are putting this wall scroll near the exit of your store or restaurant to thank customers for coming, it is a bit of an odd selection. A gift of thanks to another person should be a more personal selection with more meaning than a simple thank you. Although common to write xie xie inside a card or letter of thanks.


Technically, this can be pronounced in Japanese but in Japan, it’s still the Chinese way to say thank you. It’s like an English speaker saying "gracias" (Spanish word for thank you).

Thank You / Arigato

arigato
Thank You / Arigato Scroll

ありがとう is the simple way to say thank you in Japanese.

It's pronounced "Arigato".


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Hiragana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

感謝


感谢

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gǎn xiè
    gan3 xie4
kan hsieh
 kansha
    かんしゃ

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Gratitude / Thanks
(express) thanks; gratitude; grateful; thankful; thanks
(n,vs,vt,vi) thanks; gratitude; appreciation; thankfulness

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ēn
    en1
en
 on
    おん

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Grace
favor; grace; kindness
favour; favor; obligation; debt of gratitude; (given name) Megumu
Grace, favour; compassion

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 rei / re
    れい

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Respect
(1) (See お礼・1) thanks; gratitude; (2) manners; etiquette; (n,ctr) (3) bow (i.e. bending of the body); bowing; (4) reward; gift; (5) ceremony; ritual; (6) (abbreviation) (See 礼金・2) key money; (personal name) Reiji


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xiè
    xie4
hsieh
 ja
    じゃ

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Shea
to thank; to apologize; to wither (of flowers, leaves etc); to decline
(surname) Ja
To thank; return (with thanks), decline; fall; apologize; accept with thanks; to disappear

義理


义理

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yì lǐ
    yi4 li3
i li
 giri
    ぎり

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Giri
doctrine (esp. religious); argumentation (in a speech or essay)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) duty; sense of duty; honor; honour; decency; courtesy; debt of gratitude; social obligation; (can be adjective with の) (2) in-law; relation by marriage; (given name) Yoshimasa
reason

謝恩


谢恩

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xiè ēn
    xie4 en1
hsieh en
 shaon
    しゃおん

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Shayne
to thank sb for favor (esp. emperor or superior official)
(n,vs,vi) (expression of) gratitude

大丈夫

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dà zhàng fu
    da4 zhang4 fu5
ta chang fu
 daijoubu(p); daijobu / daijobu(p); daijobu
    だいじょうぶ(P); だいじょぶ

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Man of Character
a manly man; a man of character
(adjectival noun) (1) safe; secure; sound; problem-free; without fear; all right; alright; OK; okay; (adverb) (2) certainly; surely; undoubtedly; (int,adj-na) (3) (colloquialism) no thanks; I'm good; that's alright; (4) (だいじょうぶ only) (archaism) (See 大丈夫・だいじょうふ) great man; fine figure of a man; (given name) Masurao
a great man

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zhì
    zhi4
chih
 kokorozashi
    こころざし
aspiration; ambition; the will
(1) will; resolution; intention; ambition; aim; goal; (2) kindness; goodwill; kind offer; (3) gift (as a token of gratitude); (female given name) Yuki
Will, resolve, 志意; 心志; also data, records; resolution

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tuō
    tuo1
t`o
    to
 taku
prop; support (for weight); rest (e.g. arm rest); thanks to; to hold in one's hand; to support in one's palm; to give; to base; to commit; to set; torr (unit of pressure)
To carry on the palm, entrust to; to entrust

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    da2
ta
 
    こたえ
to answer; to reply; to respond
answer; reply; response; solution
A bamboo hawser, to draw out, to respond, reply, return thanks; to answer


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zhèng
    zheng4
cheng
 shou / sho
    しょう
to admonish; variant of 證|证[zheng4]
(1) mark; sign; (2) symbol; emblem; (3) badge; crest; flag; (4) evidence; proof; (5) (kana only) token (of gratitude, affection, etc.); (1) proof (e.g. of love, of innocence); evidence; testimony; vindication (of innocence); (suffix noun) (2) license; membership card; permit; (1) proof (e.g. of love, of innocence); evidence; testimony; vindication (of innocence); (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (2) to testify (usu. Christian religious context); (given name) Shou


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míng
    ming2
ming
 mei / me
    めい
to cry (of birds, animals and insects); to make a sound; to voice (one's gratitude, grievance etc)
(female given name) Mei
Cry, sound, note of a bird, etc.; Oh ! alas ! to wail; to cry

お礼

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 orei / ore
    おれい
(1) (polite language) thanks; gratitude; (2) (polite language) manners; etiquette; (3) (polite language) bow; (4) (polite language) reward; gift; (5) (polite language) ceremony; ritual

万謝

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 bansha
    ばんしゃ
(noun/participle) many thanks; sincere apologies

会釈

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 eshaku
    えしゃく
(noun/participle) (1) slight bow (as a greeting or sign of gratitude); nod; salutation; (noun/participle) (2) consideration; thoughtfulness

依蒙

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yī méng
    yi1 meng2
i meng
 emō
thanks to; thanks to

八種


八种

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bā zhǒng
    ba1 zhong3
pa chung
 yagusa
    やぐさ
(place-name) Yagusa
(布) 施 Eight causes of giving―convenience; fear; gratitude; reward-seeking; traditional (or customary); hoping for heaven; name and fame; personal virtue; eight kinds

労い

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 negirai
    ねぎらい
appreciation; thanks; gratitude

厚礼

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 kourei / kore
    こうれい
heartfelt thanks

厚謝

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 kousha / kosha
    こうしゃ
(n,vs,vt,vi) deep gratitude

報徳

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 houtoku / hotoku
    ほうとく
repayment of someone's kindness; showing one's gratitude; moral requital; (place-name) Houtoku

報德


报德

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bào dé
    bao4 de2
pao te
to repay debts of gratitude; to repay kindness

報恩


报恩

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bào ēn
    bao4 en1
pao en
 houon / hoon
    ほうおん
to pay a debt of gratitude; to repay a kindness
(noun/participle) repaying a kindness; gratitude
To acknowledge, or requite favours; repaying kindness

多虧


多亏

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duō kuī
    duo1 kui1
to k`uei
    to kuei
thanks to; luckily

多謝


多谢

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duō xiè
    duo1 xie4
to hsieh
 tasha
    たしゃ
many thanks; thanks a lot
(noun/participle) (1) many thanks; hearty thanks; (noun/participle) (2) profuse apology

大恩

see styles
dà ēn
    da4 en1
ta en
 daion
    だいおん
great debt of gratitude; great obligation
great mercy

奉還


奉还

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fèng huán
    feng4 huan2
feng huan
 houkan / hokan
    ほうかん
to return with thanks; to give back (honorific)
(noun, transitive verb) restoring to the emperor; (place-name) Houkan

御礼

see styles
 onrei / onre
    おんれい
    orei / ore
    おれい
(1) (polite language) thanks; gratitude; (2) (polite language) manners; etiquette; (3) (polite language) bow; (4) (polite language) reward; gift; (5) (polite language) ceremony; ritual

微意

see styles
 bii / bi
    びい
(humble language) small token (of gratitude); my (humble) feelings

忝涙

see styles
 katajikenamida
    かたじけなみだ
tears of gratitude

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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
Thankfulness感激kangekigǎn jī / gan3 ji1 / gan ji / ganjikan chi / kanchi
Gratitude
Thanks
感謝kan sha / kanshagǎn xiè / gan3 xie4 / gan xie / ganxiekan hsieh / kanhsieh
Respect
reilǐ / li3 / li
Thank You
Xie Xie
謝謝 / 謝々
谢谢
shie shie / shieshiexiè xie / xie4 xie / xie xie / xiexiehsieh hsieh / hsiehhsieh
Thank You
Arigato
ありがとうarigato
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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