interjection, noun, takes する

Celebratory cheer, usu. while raising both arms in the air.
  1. banzai, hurray, hurrah, hooray.

noun

  1. something to cheer about, something worthy of celebration.

noun, takes する

  1. giving up, throwing one's hands up.

noun

  1. eternal life and prosperity.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
万歳 ばんざい
ばん
ぜい
万歳 ばんぜい
万才 ばんざい
ばんぜい
万才
万才 ばんぜい
 
 
 
 
バンザイ

Contained Kanji Breakdown

ten thousand, 10,000
マン バン よろず (2nd, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
wrapping enclosure, wrapping radical (no. 20)
ホウ つつ.む (Kentei 1)
year-end, age, occasion
サイ とし セイ (7th, N3)
stop, halt
と.まる シ どめ (2nd, N4)
divining, fortune-telling, divination or katakana to radical (no. 25)
ボク うらない うらな.う (Kentei Pre-1)
sign of the dog, 7-9PM, eleventh sign of Chinese zodiac
いぬ ジュツ (Kentei 1)
5th calendar sign
つちのえ ボ ボウ (Kentei Pre-1)
katakana no radical (no. 4)
ヘツ えい よう (Kentei 1)
halberd, arms, festival car
ほこ カ ほこづくり (Kentei 1)
piling, ceremony radical (no. 56)
ヨク いぐるみ (Kentei 1)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
little, small
ショウ こ- ちい.さい (1st, N5)
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)