How to say HAPPY in Chinese – 10 ways to express your happiness in Mandarin Chinese

how to say happy in Chinese

How to say HAPPY in Chinese – 10 ways to express your happiness in Mandarin Chinese.

In today’s Mandarin lesson, I am going to tell you some ways to express your happiness and how to use them in different situations, let’s get started.

1. 开心,Kāixīn. The first word you should learn is (开心Kāixīn).it means happy in English, for example,  My daughter is very happy when she received the gift. 女儿收到礼物很开心Nǚ’ér shōu dào lǐwù hěn kāixīn.  Another example: They are very happy when they know they can travel to China next year. 当他们知道明年可以去中国旅行时,他们非常开心。Dāng tāmen zhīdào míngnián kěyǐ qù zhōngguó lǚxíng shí, tāmen fēicháng Kāixīn.

2. 高兴,gāo xìng. This one is similar to开心Kāixīn, for example, I was very happy to talk to you yesterday, 我昨天很高兴跟你聊天wǒ zuó tiān hěn gāo xìng gēn nǐ liáo tiān or He is very happy to see you eaten all the food. 他看到你吃完这些食物很高兴tā kàn dào nǐ chī wán zhè xiē shí wù hěn gāo xìng。

3. 快乐、kuài lè. Joyful in English. For example, Children are playing happily. 孩子们快乐地玩耍着。hái zǐ mén kuài lè dì wán shuǎ zhe. Another example, They are talking and drinking, very happy. 他们一边聊天一边喝酒,很快乐。Tāmen yībiān liáotiān yībiān hējiǔ, hěn kuàilè。

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4. 欢乐、Huānlè. This one is mostly describing happy atmosphere. For example, The wedding was held in a joyful atmosphere婚礼在欢乐的气氛下举行。Hūnlǐ zài huānlè de qìfēn xià jǔxíng. The new year is coming, everyone is immersed in a happy and peaceful atmosphere。 新年快到了,大家都沉浸在欢乐祥和的气氛中。Xīnnián kuài dàole, dàjiā dōu chénjìn zài huānlè xiánghé de qìfēn zhōng。

5. 愉快、Yúkuài。 This word is most of the time connect with emotion 心情Xīnqíng。For example. The exam was finally over, and he was in a happy mood. 考试终于结束了,他的心情也愉快起来。Kǎoshì zhōngyú jiéshùle, tā de xīnqíng yě yúkuài qǐlái. Another example, A happy mood is important for good health愉快的心情对身体健康很重要。Yúkuài de xīnqíng duì shēntǐ jiànkāng hěn zhòngyào。

6. 快活、kuàihuó 。This word is used for happy life. When they travel, they drink and sing and have a good time.他们旅游的时候又喝酒又唱歌,玩得很快活。Tāmen lǚyóu de shíhòu yòu hējiǔ yòu chànggē, wán dé hěn kuàihuó. Another example, The life of little children is to sing and dance happily. 小孩子们的生活就是快活地唱歌和跳舞。Xiǎo háizimen de shēnghuó jiùshì kuàihuó dì chànggē hé tiàowǔ.

7. 兴奋、xīngfèn 。It means excited in English. For example, He was very excited when he got the acceptance letter from the university. 他拿到了大学的录取通知书,心情兴奋极了。Tā ná dàole dàxué de lùqǔ tōngzhī shū, xīnqíng xīngfèn jíle. She knew she was going to travel to China tomorrow, and she was so excited that she didn’t fall asleep all night. 她知道明天要去中国旅行,兴奋地一晚上没睡着。Tā zhīdào míngtiān yào qù zhōngguó lǚxíng, xīngfèn dì yī wǎnshàng méi shuìzhao.

8. 得意、déyì 。This word is to describe happiness when you are satisfied with something. He scored 100% in the exam, and he proudly reported to his mother. 他考试考了一百分,他得意地跟妈妈汇报。Tā kǎoshì kǎole yībǎi fēn, tā déyì dì gēn māmā huìbào. The boss affirmed her work and praised her in front of her colleagues, she smiled proudly. 老板肯定了她的工作,并且在同事面前表扬了她,她得意得笑了。Lǎobǎn kěndìngle tā de gōngzuò, bìngqiě zài tóngshì miànqián biǎoyángle tā, tā déyì dé xiàole.

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9. 痛快、tòngkuài 。This is to describe enjoyment, happiness and excitement. For example, They haven’t seen each other for a long time, and today they are going to drink and eat meat happily. 他们很久不见面了,今天他们要痛快地喝酒吃肉。Tāmen hěnjiǔ bù jiànmiànle, jīntiān tāmen yào tòngkuài dì hējiǔ chī ròu.Another example, The exam was over, and Xiao Ming had a good time playing for a month. 考试结束了,小明痛快地玩了一个月。Kǎoshì jiéshùle, xiǎomíng tòngkuài dì wánle yīgè yuè.

10. 满足、In English, it means satisfied. For example, Xiaogang received a very special birthday present, he was very satisfied. 小刚收到了一份很特别的生日礼物,他很满足。Xiǎo gāng shōu dàole yī fèn hěn tèbié de shēngrì lǐwù, tā hěn mǎnzú. Another example, Xiaoxiao found a good job, and she felt very satisfied. 笑笑找到了一份很好的工作,她觉得很满足。Xiào xiào zhǎodàole yī fèn hěn hǎo de gōngzuò, tā juédé hěn mǎnzú.

In conclusion

Above I have told you 10 ways of saying happy in Mandarin Chinese, do you now know how to use them in different situation? Let’s try to translate these sentences and see if you really understood how to use them.

  1. Xiaoli got the first place in the whole grade, she was very happy.
  2. After my son received the toy I bought him, he played with excitement for an afternoon.
  3. His cold is gone, so he can eat and drink happily today.
  4. The teacher praised him for his good grades and eagerness to help his classmates, and he smiled smugly.
  5. After retirement, the two of them went to live on an island and were very happy.
  6. Today’s traditional Chinese festival, everyone sings and dances happily.

Below are the answers, did you get them all right?

  1. 小丽拿到了全年级第一名,她非常开心。
  2. 儿子收到我给他买的玩具后,兴奋地玩了一个下午。
  3. 他的感冒好了,所以他今天可以痛快地吃吃喝喝了。
  4. 老师夸他学习成绩好,而且热心帮助同学,他得意地笑了。
  5. 退休之后,他们两个去一个岛上生活,快活得不得了。
  6. 今天的中国传统的节日,大家都欢乐地唱歌跳舞。

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