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The 100 Most Beautiful Chinese Characters with Pinyin & Their Best Meanings

What is the most beautiful Chinese character for you? I am not talking about how the character is written but rather the meaning it holds. Here is a curated list of the 100 most beautiful Chinese characters with their pinyin and best meanings, handpicked by AL Chinese Stories’ authors. Do you spot any of your beautiful Chinese characters?

Pssh, our designer has created a notebook with these 100 most beautiful Chinese characters as its cover. Check it out at the bottom of this post or click here.

The 100 Most Beautiful Chinese Characters

The characters are listed in no particular order.

àilove
shīpoetry
qíngfeeling
yúncloud
song
měibeautiful
guānglight
cǎicolor
ānpeace
rùnnourished; moist
huāflower
xiǎosunrise
níngfreeze; concentrate
mèngdream
fēngwind
shēngbirth
yuèmoon
wonder; think
huānhappiness
yánbeautiful
yāncharming
jǐnbright and pretty
jade
zhúbamboo
appropriate
beautiful
sunrise; daybreak
fēifly
róugentle
lánwater ripples
evening; night
nuǎnwarm
shūpretty
yíngbright jade; glistening
hǎisea
yuèdelighted; happy
glow
yǐngshade
rain
sháothe beauty of the spring landscape
yǒngeternal
héngconstant
míngclear
qīngpure
lotus (flower)
elegant
jìnglandscape
yànbright color
yángsunlight
qíngsunny
remember
fèngphoenix
hǎogood
lè/yuèlaughter or music
jiāhome
xīnheart
xiàolaughter
chūnspring
jìngcalm; tranquility
shānmountain
chánmeditation
chátea
fēngabundance
yuánround
Confucian or educated
bǎotreasure
lóngdragon
ceremony; gift
xiānimmortal; deity
zhēntrue; real
sun
shuǐwater
yīnsound
fāngfragrant
jiāocharming; precious
liànin love; fascinated
dance
shūbook
harmony
jiéclean
áipure white
cànsparkling jade
chè(water, river) clear
chéntime
xīngstar
chǔelegant; clear
dàieyebrow paint that women used in the past
clear after the rain
lánmountain mist
lǎngilluminated; (voice) clear
mànspread out; roam
níngtranquil
xiánelegant; skillful
zhǐa precious herb
ruǐbud
ruìauspicious
língspirit; agile; soul
radiance
yuánbond; fate
méngdim moonlight

Did you spot your most beautiful Chinese characters? What about on the notebook cover here?

Our designer has featured these 100 most beautiful Chinese characters on a notebook, making it the perfect place to write your Chinese notes. Grab your copy here or click on the image above.