10 strokes
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
ecstasy, joy, rapture
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1762 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 悦 【エツ】 self-satisfaction, rejoicing
  • 悦に入る 【エツニイル】 to be pleased, to gloat, to glow with self-satisfaction
  • 満悦 【マンエツ】 great delight, great satisfaction, rapture
  • 怡悦 【イエツ】 rejoicing

Kun reading compounds

  • 喜ぶ 【よろこぶ】 to be delighted, to be glad, to be pleased, to congratulate, to gratefully accept
  • 喜ばす 【よろこばす】 to delight, to please, to make (someone) happy, to give pleasure (to)


Japanese names:
や、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • júbilo
  • alegría
  • regocijarse


  • êxtase
  • prazer


  • extase
  • joie
  • ravissement
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1857 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1300 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1054 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1368 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1455 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1453 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
815 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
501 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
311 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
378 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
626 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10629P Morohashi
418 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1868 New Nelson (John Haig)
619 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
666 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1334 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1157 2001 Kanji
4k7.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
9801.6 Four corner code
1-17-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
60a6 Unicode hex code