哀乐 (ai yue / ai le): meaning, pronunciation, examples, strokes

By | October 13, 2017

1. What does 哀乐 mean in English?

哀乐 (Chinese PinYin: āi yuè or āi lè; traditional Chinese: 哀樂) means funeral music in Chinese, it is a mandarin Chinese noun, non-countable. It is a polysemous word, it can also mean (1) sad and joy, under this meaning, it is usually used in a fixed expression 喜怒哀乐 (pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy) to describe one’s different emotions; (2) a song composed by Luo Lang, the first head of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Military Orchestra. Some commonly used phrases include: 葬礼哀乐 (funeral music), 哀乐相生 (grief and joy reciprocally produce each other), 中国哀乐 (Chinese funeral music).

Literally: 哀(sad)+ 乐(joy / music)

2. How to pronounce 哀乐 ?

Chinese Pinyin: [āi yuè or āi lè]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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3. Synonyms And Antonyms of 哀乐

Synonyms: 哀曲,

Antonyms: 喜乐,

4. What are the fixed expression, collocations and idioms that contains 哀乐

Fixed expression: 喜怒哀乐 (pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy)

Collocations: 葬礼哀乐 (funeral music), 中国哀乐 (Chinese funeral music)

Idioms: 哀乐相生 (grief and joy reciprocally produce each other)

5. How to use 哀乐 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences containing 哀乐.

5.1 哀乐是悲哀的乐曲,专用于丧葬或追悼。

Translation: Funeral music refers to the sad music played in funerals or memorial ceremonies.

5.2 南来北往,火车承载了多少人的喜怒哀乐呀。

Translation: Trains are always on the move, they carry people’s pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy.

5.3 很多时候决定我们喜怒哀乐的,是一些不讲道理的小情绪。

Translation: Most of the time our unreasonable moods will decide our emotions (pleasure, anger, sorrow or joy).

5.4 在哀伤的时刻, 好的哀乐可以表达出语言无法表达的意思

Translation: In times of sorrow, the top funeral songs can say what the heart finds no words for.

5.5 在音乐中,他仿佛是变成了鱼,没有喜怒哀乐。

Translation: In music, he is like a fish, without pleasure, anger, sorrow or joy.

5.6 我在找一些表达哀伤的心情的哀乐

Translation: I was looking for some funeral music to fit a black mood.

5.7 哀乐可以是教堂合唱, (死者)朋友演奏或者歌唱某首有意义的歌曲, 又或者播放有特定意义的音乐或者歌曲

Translation: Funeral music can take the form of a church choir, a friend playing or singing a special song, or a recording of any music or songs that are especially meaningful.

5.8 很多人选择在葬礼或者追悼会上播放哀乐或者歌唱.

Translation: Many people choose to incorporate sad music and singing into a funeral or memorial service.

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