喜洋洋

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Chinese[edit]

 
to be fond of; to like; to enjoy; to be happy; to feel pleased; happiness; delight; glad
simp. and trad.
(喜洋洋)
洋洋

Etymology[edit]

From Yueyang Lou Ji by 范仲淹 (Fan Zhongyan):

心曠神怡寵辱把酒喜洋洋 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
心旷神怡宠辱把酒喜洋洋 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: 1046, 范仲淹 (Fan Zhongyan), 《岳陽樓記》
Dēng sī lóu yě, zé yǒu xīnkuàngshényí, chǒngrǔ jiē wàng, bǎjiǔ lín fēng, qí xǐyángyáng zhě yǐ. [Pinyin]
When one ascends to the tower at this time, he feels carefree and joyous, and forgets all his honor and disgrace; to hold the alcohol against the wind, how joyful is that?

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

喜洋洋

  1. beaming with joy, jaunty

Adverb[edit]

喜洋洋

  1. jauntily

Synonyms[edit]