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Joyful in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Joyful
  2. Happiness / Joyful / Joy
  3. Happy / Laughter / Cheerful Bliss
  4. Pleasure
  5. Happy Buddha
  6. Happiness / Joy
  7. Happy
  8. Joy

Joyful

China huān
Japan kan
Joyful

歡 means joyous, happy, delight, and pleased.

歡 represents an external happiness that may have you clapping and cheering.


Please note: The other happiness/joyful which looks like "喜" is more popular.

歡 is the ancient/old version in China and Japan. After WWII in Japan, they started using 歓. Just let us know if you want this modern version instead of the ancient one.


See Also:  Happiness

Happiness / Joyful / Joy

China
Japan ki / yorokobi
Happiness / Joyful / Joy

喜 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja for the kind of happiness known in the west as "joy."

喜 can also be translated as rejoice, enjoyment, delighted, pleased, or "take pleasure in." Sometimes it can mean, "to be fond of" (in a certain context).

If you write two of these happiness/joy characters side by side, you create another character known in English as "double happiness," which is a symbol associated with weddings and a happy marriage.


There is another version of this character that you will find on our website with an additional radical on the left side (exactly same meaning, just an alternate form). The version of happiness shown here is the commonly written form in China, Japan and South Korea (banned in North Korea).


See Also:  Contentment | Happiness | Joy

Happy / Laughter / Cheerful Bliss

China
Japan raku
Happy / Laughter / Cheerful Bliss

樂 / 楽 is a single-character form of happiness or bliss that holds the ideas of laughing and having a good time. It can also be translated as happy, glad, enjoyable, fun, and sometimes, music.

This a really good character if your audience is Chinese.

樂 / 楽 is not a word seen alone very often in Korean.

楽In Japanese, this character is written like the image shown to the right. If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, it will look like this instead of the character shown above.
Note: In Japanese, this has a meaning of comfort, ease, and enjoyment.

Pleasure

China
Japan yu
Pleasure

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

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


See Also:  Passion

Happy Buddha

Buddha of Joyful Light
China huān xǐ guāng fó
Japan kan gi kou butsu
Happy Buddha

This title is Buddha of Joyful Light. 歡喜光佛 is Amitābha from Sanskrit but pronounced very different in Chinese and Japanese.

Happiness / Joy

China
Happiness / Joy

禧 is the type of happiness known in the west as "joy." The radical on the right side of this character is often seen alone (with the same meaning - and we do recommend that version because it's more universal).

Happy

China xīn
Japan kin
Happy

欣 is the type of happiness that you feel on the inside. It is the feeling of being released and delighted as well as being in a state of contentment. 欣 is a more internal happiness that perhaps only shows by the smile on your face. It can also be translated as "to take pleasure in" or "to rejoice."

Note: 欣 is often used in compound words - especially in Korean Hanja.
As Japanese Kanji, this is so rare, that most Japanese people are not aware of its existence.


See Also:  Happiness

Joy

Japan joi
Joy

ジョイ is the name Joy written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

If your name is Joy, I recommend that you pick a character that means "joy" rather than this version which only sounds like "Joy."


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

Joy

China qiáo yī
Joy

喬伊 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Joy.

If your name is Joy, I recommend that you pick a character that means "joy" rather than this version which only sounds like "Joy."

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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
Joyful
欢 / 歓
kanhuān / huan1 / huan
Happiness
Joyful
Joy
ki / yorokobixǐ / xi3 / xihsi
Happy
Laughter
Cheerful Bliss
樂 / 楽
rakulè / le4 / le
Pleasureyuyú / yu2 / yu
Happy Buddha歡喜光佛
欢喜光佛
kan gi kou butsu
kangikoubutsu
kan gi ko butsu
kangikobutsu
huān xǐ guāng fó
huan1 xi3 guang1 fo2
huan xi guang fo
huanxiguangfo
huan hsi kuang fo
huanhsikuangfo
Happiness
Joy
xǐ / xi3 / xihsi
Happykinxīn / xin1 / xinhsin
Joyジョイjoi
Joy喬伊
乔伊
qiáo yī / qiao2 yi1 / qiao yi / qiaoyich`iao i / chiaoi / chiao i
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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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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