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The Chinese word le - 乐 - lè
(happy in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced yuè. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

happy, happiness, glad,
joyous, joy, cheerful

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 乐 ( lè ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( le / lè ) with pronunciation (English translation: happy )
乐 ( le / lè ) in traditional characters

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

optimistic  |  paradise
乐 ( le / lè ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 490)
Chinese example words containing the character 乐 ( le / lè )
古典音乐 ( gŭdiănyīnyuè = classical music ), 古典乐 ( gŭdiănyuè = classical music ), 交响乐 ( jiāoxiăngyuè = symphony ), 爵士乐 ( juéshìyuè = jazz music ), 可乐 ( kĕlè = cola ), 快乐 ( kuàilè = happy ), 乐观 ( lèguān = optimistic ), 乐趣 ( lèqù = fun ), 民乐 ( mínyuè = music ), 饶舌音乐 ( ráoshéyīnyuè = rap music ), 生日快乐 ( shēngrìkuàilè = happy birthday ), 摇滚乐 ( yáogŭnyuè = rock music ), 音乐 ( yīnyuè = music ), 音乐会 ( yīnyuèhuì = concert ), 音乐家 ( yīnyuèjiā = musician ), 娱乐 ( yúlè = entertainment ), 乐器 ( yuèqì = musical instrument ), 周年快乐 ( zhōuniánkuàilè = happy anniversary ), 主题乐园 ( zhŭtílèyuán = theme park )
Other characters that are pronounced lè in Chinese
More words that mean happy in Chinese
huān ( 欢 ), kuàilè ( 快乐 ), ( 喜 ), xìngfú ( 幸福 )
More words that mean happiness in Chinese
( 福 ), kuàilè ( 快乐 ), ( 禧 )

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