Meaning

Primary

Cheerful

Alternatives

Jovial, Merry, Lively, Spring Season, Warm Weather

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

If you have a spirit of sunshine you're a really cheerful person.

Reading

ようき
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 陽気な〜
  • 陽気に〜
  • 〜の陽気

Common Word Combinations

  • 陽気な人
    a cheerful person
    陽気な声
    a cheerful voice
    陽気な音楽
    lively music
  • 陽気に話す
    to talk cheerfully
    陽気になる
    to become cheerful
    陽気に歌う
    to sing cheerfully
  • 春の陽気
    warm spring weather
    外の陽気
    the weather outside
    初夏の陽気
    warm early summer weather

Context Sentences

りょう理上手で子ども好きで陽気なおくさんがいるなんて、お前は本当にしあわせものだよ。

You are really blessed to have such a cheerful wife who's good at cooking and loves her children.

はるの陽気にさそわれて、いつの間にかねむってしまっていました。

I got carried away by the warm spring weather and fell asleep before I knew it.

うちの家族は貧乏だが陽気だ。

My family is poor but jovial.

Kanji Composition