"你快乐吗?"

Translation:Are you happy?

November 26, 2017

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/brett518653

快乐 isn't really used this way in China. It is mostly ised to wish people a "happy something". 开心 kaixin or 高兴 gaoxing make more sense when talking about the happiness of someone.

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
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I think you are still using the wrong words to describe these words. Without context we can't really tell which words are more appropriate:

  • For moods, I would say 快乐/开心/高兴, not 幸福.
  • For lifetime, I would say 快乐/开心/幸福, not 高兴. E.g. adj. + 的人生; 生活很 + adj.
  • For periods, I would say 快乐/开心/幸福, not 高兴. e.g. adj. + 的 时间/时光/日子/旅程/etc.

Just my personal preferences, definitely not complete. I'm not very sure about this as the examples are very simple.

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/davidd1235

I think a better translation for this might be "Are you contented?"

November 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/borealopithecus

I would translate 'contented' or 'content' as 滿意.

November 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris364111

Is there a difference between this & 你高兴吗?

November 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
  • 1501

It is subtle. 高兴 cannot be used to describe the nature of a person. Some tags:

  • 快乐: happy, be of cheerful disposition
  • 高兴: happy, excited, interested, satisfied
November 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ricky._.turner

你快乐吗? 我很快乐。 第一步就是向后退一步 你快乐吗? 我很快乐。 只要大家和我们一起唱 快乐其实也没有什么道理,告诉你。 快乐就是这么容易的东西。 Don't worry, be happy.

November 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
  • 1501

As this simple sentence is specifically introduced only until in the lesson “Celebration”, is this a reference to the once trending survey “你幸福吗”? ;-)

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hallojanelle

I'm curious since I see your comment everywhere. Are you a Chinese native?

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.rM
  • 1501

Yes. Among those who have actively participated in discussions, maybe I'm one of the few from mainland China.

May 19, 2018
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