Emojis are great for conveying the feelings that you necessarily don’t want to write. They are also great for replacing short messages thus allowing to not only enhance your typing speeds but also convey the meaning in a more visual way.
That being said, there are more than 1500 emojis available today and the probability of you knowing them all is very slim. And while you don’t need to remember the meaning of all the emojis, understanding the major ones will help you communicate in a better way.
To help you with your emoji learning quest, we are bringing you an article explaining the meaning of the most used emojis along with the ones that are most confusing. So, if you ever wanted to know what that emoji meant, here are all the emoji meanings that you should know:
- 1 Smileys and people emojis with their meaning
- 2 Animals and nature emojis with their meaning
- 3 Eat and drink emojis with their meaning
- 4 Activities emojis with their meaning
- 5 Travel and places emojis with their meaning
- 6 Objects emojis with their meaning
- 7 Symbols emojis with their meaning
Smileys and people emojis with their meaning
You’ll find all current smileys and people emojis in Whatsapp
The happy smiling face is one of the most common emojis and universally applicable: you just want to say hello, express joy or excitement about something or brighten up a short text.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth|
Typical smiley face with open mouth and oval eyes. Is in a positive mood, shows its teeth and laughs cheerfully. Expresses enthusiasm: from a cheerful greeting to boundless joy.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes|
Smiley’s mouth is wide open, its eyes squeezed shut with joy. Laughs loudly, cheerfully and heartily. Only the typical emoji eyes distinguish it from the classical smiley face. Can also be used for sarcasm.
|Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes|
Happy face with a mischievous laugh. Represents lightheartedness and exuberance. Full of joy due to an event, excited and agitated or just a bit embarrassed.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Closed Eyes|
Emoji is on the verge of a fit of laughter because something is so silly or incredibly funny. Also, mischievous or bitchy laughter about an event, or something that happened to another person.. Means the same as “XD“ and “X“ as a text-based emoticon.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth & Cold Sweat|
Sweaty smile. Relief that a tight situation went well or was coped with positively, e.g. an important appointment. A difficult event is imminent and you are already nervous.
|Face With Tears of Joy|
I am laughing to hard that I can hardly keep myself on my chair! Something is so incredibly funny that you cry laughing. Gets the giggles and can hardly contain himself. This emoji is the most popular and was named Word of the Year 2015.
|Rolling On The Floor, Laughing|
This is funny! A smiley face, rolling on the floor, laughing. The face is laughing boundlessly. The emoji version of “rofl“. Stands for „rolling on the floor, laughing“.
I am as merry as a lark! Completely satisfied and speechless. Expression of bliss. Shy grin in response to a nice compliment or something great that happened.
|Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes|
Is grinning shyly and embarrassed. The red cheeks are an expression of joy. Represents happiness, contentment, peace of mind and gratitude. Text-based variant: ^^.
|Smiling Face With Halo|
Would like to express its (possibly pretended) innocence. Someone does good deeds, is very sweet, innocent and behaves in an exemplary way. The angelic face can also be used humorously for rather not so good deeds or behaviors.
|Slightly Smiling Face|
A light smile means you are satisfied with yourself and the world. Can make a statement sound friendlier than it might have been meant. Or have a sarcastic meaning when a smile does not actually fit the content.
Don’t take me seriously! The message is either ambiguous, ironic or joking. Person plays the fool and horses around, or in response to a joke.
Smiley blinks mischievously with one eye. Expression of humor, has been pulling a practical joke, is flirting with you or has an ulterior motive. The wink weakens the message: do not take it seriously, regard it as humorous.
Everything went well! Relieved smiley face. Is happy that something unpleasant is over without having caused any harm. Relaxed, thankful and free of worries.
|Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes|
Happily beaming face with heart-shaped eyes. Insanely in love: with a person, a place or an object. Expresses the extent of love and affection as well as gratitude and is often part of romantic messages. Just does not know what to do with all the luck.
|Smiling face with smiling eyes and three hearts|
You are in love, sitting on cloud number nine. The romantic emoji with the enamored expression of the face stands for affairs of the heart.
|Face Throwing a Kiss|
Smiley sends you a loving kiss that comes from the heart. Amicable, to express affection or with romantic intent, as an expression of love. May weaken a sarcastic response or be a reaction to a rude message. Symbol for flirting and showing gratitude.
The face sends kisses to another person. The open eyes and the neutral face are not so much a sign of an intimate kiss but rather a kiss to a friend or relative. “Thank you“, “Hello“ or “Goodbye“. Could also stand for “whistling” or “duck face”.
|Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes|
Relaxed face expression, smiling eyes and kissing lips. A kiss to friends or “We hug and kiss you“ to relatives. Can also be used for whistling.
|Kissing Face With Closed Eyes|
Cute face with closed eyes and rosy cheeks. As a thank you for a tip or a favor. Loving kiss to the closest friends, family or darling.
|Face Savouring Delicious Food|
Bon appetit! Smiley is licking the corner of its mouth with its tongue. Is hungry, just cooked something very delicious or eaten a whole dish. Often interpreted as a grimace, with tongue outstretched, and used after a funny message or when fooling around.
|Face With Stuck-Out Tongue|
Horseplay with friends, weakening an ironic remark and making sure that the other does not take seriously what has been said. Making fun of others: I knew you’d screw it up.
|Face With Stuck-Out Tongue & Tightly Closed Eyes|
Making fun of someone, annoying or jokingly offending someone. In provocative news, crude or black humor as well as with glee.
|Face With Stuck-Out Tongue & Winking Eye|
Smiley boldly sticks out the tongue, winking with one eye. Has made a joke or wants to flirt with the chat partner. Is carefree and does not mean it seriously.
Something is insanely funny. The mood is exuberant – you are totally silly and crazy. Totally freaking out with enthusiasm or joy. Maybe someone has even told an indecent joke.
|Face With a Raised Eyebrow|
With the questioning look on the face, resembles the actor “The Rock“ (Dwayne Johnson). Can be used to express skepticism, disbelief or disapproval.
|Face With Monocle|
A monocle is a visual aid with only one glass. At the end of the 19th century it was a status symbol. Something seems suspicious! The smiley makes a warning look around. The “upper-class“ version of the pondering smiley.
Huge glasses, awkward smile and buck teeth. Used humorously or ironically for nerds or to express how smart you are. Stereotype of a nerd; a smart but funny-dressed person with social deficits.
|Face With Sunglasses|
I’m the king of the world! Mr. Cool Smiley with sunglasses. Is totally self-assured and relaxed. Everything is absolutely easy and cool. Also a symbol for sun, summer holidays, and holidays on the beach.
|Smirking Face With Starry Eyes|
Is very excited about something and already full of anticipation. Overwhelmed and speechless after meeting someone you like a lot. Fascinated by the glory and the world of the stars.
|Face with party blower and party hat|
That was a wild party or “Let’s celebrate“. No matter what joyful event is in view, it will be celebrated appropriately. May also stand for the carnival season.
Half a smile that oozes with complacency. Represents irony, coolness or playfulness. Be careful: Somebody could be up to something. Used as an offensive look for flirting or sexual innuendo.
The grumpy, sullen gaze expresses dissatisfaction. Is not enthusiastic about a thing and shows that. Expression of disinterest and disapproval.
Face is drooping and directed downwards. Smiley is very sad and frustrated and gives a disappointed impression. Represents sorrow, remorse and regret.
A pensive expression on the face. Emoji looks downwards and needs time to think. Represents melancholy, general dissatisfaction and frustration.
Worried looking face due to a complicated situation or important event. Feels anxious, insecure and uncomfortable.
Is confused or does not agree with something. Is uncertain or disappointed, had imagined this in a different way.
Face with very sad mouth angle. Emoji seems unhappy and disgruntled. Dissatisfied with the weather, small mistakes or the behavior of a person.
Emoji is struggling and suffering. After a hard day, ready to throw in the towel. However, has to endure the situation and will have worked it through some day.
How on earth could that happen? Smiley is extremely dismayed and bewildered. Or damn angry: That’s almost the final straw!
Overtired emoji with narrowed eyes and open mouth. Because of too little sleep, because of what is going on around you, from a person or situation. Is very exhausted and broken. Now needs peace first.
Leave me alone! Reluctant smiley with raised eyebrows and mouth downturned, moaning about grueling, unpleasant but inevitable things. Is weepy, upset and completely exhausted, mentally or physically.
|Face with begging eyes|
The big eyes are shining, devoted facial expression. The emoji is entreatingly begging for something: wants to borrow some money or the car. If you cannot get ahead by asking for something, puppy dog eyes are the last resort to get what you want.
Smiley with drooping eyebrows is sad and crying. A tear drop is running down the cheek. A picture of misery. Not so much general sadness, but rather pain over one thing. It still hurts to remember a certain event.
|Loudly Crying Face|
Emoji is both very sad and distraught, or is dying of laughter. Tears are pouring out of the eyes like a waterfall. Represents injury, pain or defeat. Is also used ironically or something is so funny that you die of laughter.
|Face With Look of Triumph|
White steam clouds are coming out of the smiley’s nose. Is snorting contemptuously as a sign of superiority. Is proud and triumphing over someone else.
Smiley is upset, angry, and totally furious. Reaction to something unfavorable or a sign of rejection. You had better keep out of the person’s way.
The pouting face expresses displeasure with a person or situation. Beware, danger of explosion! Furious emoji face. Is annoyed and already sulking with a deep-red face.
|Face With Symbols Over The Mouth|
The symbols over the mouth represent cursing. The serious-looking smiley is really upset and keeps using four-letter words. Represents a sudden outburst of fury or frustration.
|Face With Exploding Head|
I cannot believe it. or “That will blow you away.“ Something is very exciting or surprising. The exploding head can also be used to express shock or awe.
Person is shocked, in an uncomfortable situation or has made a mistake. Expresses shame; something is very embarrassing. Reacts to a compliment or a flattering message that the person did not want to receive.
It is so hot, I will get a heat stroke right away! Bright red head, the tongue is hanging from the mouth and drops of sweat are on the forehead. The hottest place in the world lies in Iran: In 2005, the highest temperature of 70.7 ° C was measured in the Dasht-e Lut desert.
It is so cold, you are about to freeze to death. The smile is almost frozen. Already totally blue in the face from the cold temperature, tortured facial expression. Only a cup of tea, coffee, or the hot tub can help now.
|Face Screaming in Fear|
Horror-stricken face with two hands, screaming. Is scared stiff, feeling nothing but fear and panic. The creepy emoji can also be used ironically or as a symbol for Halloween.
Scared smiley is frightened and stunned. Seems to be deeply shocked and surprised by an ominous event or intense experience.
|Face With Open Mouth & Cold Sweat|
Smiley with a blue forehead is shocked and worried. Cold sweat is dripping from the forehead and the mouth is open, dumbfounded. Sweating due to physical or mental stress.
|Disappointed but Relieved Face|
Is relieved that something is over, but also disappointed. Has experienced a stressful situation with an unpleasant outcome, for example, a test. Has gotten out of a difficult or delicate situation, but not without bumps and bruises.
|Face With Cold Sweat|
Stress or worry about a bad experience. Things went different than they should have. The school is stressing or there is still so much to do in the office. You are tired, but still have so much work to do.
Smiley with red cheeks is stretching out its hands toward you. Wants to hug you. It’s an open and cordial gesture and an expression of warmth and friendliness.
The thinker’s pose: Thoughtful face with the characteristic hand on the chin. Puts a statement, a person’s intelligence, or an idea into question. Is mulling over something or thinking about a brilliant idea.
|Face With Hand Over The Mouth|
Expresses shock, surprise, or a sudden perception. Typical gesture, which shows that the other person is not telling the truth. Thinks he’s being lied to.
Shhh! is meant to silence others. Or someone is confiding a secret that should not be retold. Nicely telling your counterpart to shut up.
As with Pinocchio, the nose becomes longer with each lie, which exposes him as a liar. Symbol of a falsehood, boast, or an unlikely story.
|Face Without Mouth|
Emoji without a mouth. Is speechless, has no words. Someone does not want to or cannot say anything about a specific topic. Used in difficult, embarrassing or bad conversations. Imagine what it would say if it had a mouth!
Pokerface: Expressionless face with a neutral look. Unimpressed, awkward or indifferent.
Face without any emotional expression, with closed eyes and mouth. Tired, annoyed, emotionless, no patience, the end of the flagpole is reached. The right words are missing to continue a conversation.
This is really embarrassing for me now! Expression of nervousness, awkwardness or embarrassment. Scared and guilty smile: Someone has done something stupid and tries to resolve the tense situation by grimacing.
|Face With Rolling Eyes|
Smiley is rolling its eyes. Finds the current situation or a person boring or annoying. Will disregard the message.
Oh my goodness! The unpleasantly surprised face is lost for words due to a shocking affair. In response to bad behavior or a rude message. Nothing can be added to what has just been said.
|Frowning Face With Open Mouth|
I cannot believe you did that! Expresses horror as well as fear, worry and mistrust. In response to a negative surprise. Got caught red-handed and just feels totally taken by surprise.
Something unexpected happened! Face with raised eyebrows, open eyes and open mouth. A mixture of shock and disappointment. Represents fear, frustration, horror and unexpected, negative surprises.
|Face With Open Mouth|
Wow, I’m impressed! Perplexed smiley is looking completely puzzled. Is positively or negatively surprised: from mildly astonished to completely steamrolled.
That’s incredible, I had no idea! Astonished face with wide open mouth and eyes: overwhelmed with surprise, completely shocked or sheer incredulity. Can hardly believe what just happened!
Good night and sweet dreams! In comics or cartoons, zZz above the head stands for sleeping characters. The emoji is tired, wants to go to bed or is just about to fall asleep from boredom.
Slobbering face, the saliva flowing from the corner of the mouth. Represents desire for a person, delicious food, the new car, or the anticipation of an event. Expression of extreme interest and desire.
Emoji is dead tired and would love to sleep now. The bubble emerging from the nose is a typical manga symbol for a sleeping character. Or as an expression that a conversation or excursion is extremely boring and drowsy.
I feel dizzy! Smiley with crossed eyes and open mouth is totally dazed. Is confused and so dizzy it doesn’t know which side is up. Also symbolizes strong emotions or drunkenness.
Smiley with zipper instead of a mouth is keeping a secret for itself. Lips are closed or chat partner’s lips should remain closed. Can also mean silence because you cannot find the right words.
|Face with unequal eyes and wavy mouth|
Eyes half open, half closed, slanted mouth, flushed cheeks. The emoji has a confused facial expression: due to tiredness or the currently confused emotional world. Also known as drunken face.
Disgusted smiley, which is already green with sickness and nausea. Might mean disgust, reluctance, or aversion, or stand for sickness.
|Face With Open Mouth, Throwing Up|
I could almost throw up. Might show how drunk the person was last night. The puking smiley can also state what you think of something.
A sneezing face with eyes closed, blowing its nose into a handkerchief. I caught a cold! Shows that someone is ill or feels uncomfortable.
|Face With Medical Mask|
The mask is for protection. Either to protect yourself or others from infection. Someone is in the hospital, has to go to the doctor or has caught a disease. Wearing the masks is widely spread in Asia.
|Face With Thermometer|
The sad face with the thermometer in the mouth expresses illness. Caught a flu or other illness that is associated with fever. Or is worried about getting sick.
|Face With Head Bandage|
Sad looking face with head bandage: Someone is ill, had an accident, or is in hospital. The bandage symbolizes health problems.
Smiley has dollar signs in its eyes, the tongue is a banknote. Could have won something or is sensing a financial chance. Implicates a sense of wealth.
|Face With Cowboy Hat|
Howdy! Typical American smiley with cowboy hat from the Wild West. Stands for freedom, nature, and hard work.
|Smiling Face With Horns|
Mischievously grinning goblin smiley with small devil horns. Wants to cause trouble, is a real teaser or planning something ugly just now.
The goblin is frowning, looking grim, and does not feel like joking. You should be particularly careful. Represents mischievous acts or remarks as well as treachery.
|Japanese Ogre “Namahage“|
The Oni represents a demon and spirit of hell in Japanese mythology. An ugly figure with horns, chasing evil souls. Traditional disguise on New Year’s Eve to ward off evil spirits.
The Tengu (literally: heavenly dog) is an evil and magical being from Japan. Has supernatural powers and brings forth disaster. The red mask has eyebrows and a beard and a noticeably long nose.
Stop fooling around! Made-up clown face from the circus world. Stands for fun and entertainment, but can also trigger fears in certain people – at least since Stephen King’s horror movie “It“.
|Pile of Poo|
Crap, oh no! Such a sh**! The comic version of a pile of feces. Can describe a situation, replace the swear word, or criticize a statement of the chat partner.
The funny-smiling ghost is too cute to frighten others or cause harm. Symbol for Halloween or jokingly for creepy things, e.g. movies.
This is extremely dangerous! The skull emoji is used in unpleasant situations or to symbolize terrible things. Can stand for a real threat, but can also be used sarcastically or humorously.
|Skull and Crossbones|
Be careful! The death’s head with crossed bones is a symbol of death. A warning sign for toxic substances and hazards.
The aliens are here! Symbol for an extraterrestrial being. However, smiles friendly and comes in peace.
The mouth of the robot face resembles a grimace. It’s like being remotely controlled and working like a robot. Can also be used for deadhearted people or refer to artificial intelligence and sci-fi movies.
|Smiling Cat Face With Open Mouth|
Laughing cat with open mouth. Means fun and smirking, mostly used by cat lovers. The cattiness might stand for femininity.
|Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes|
Cat face, which is in a good mood. The eyes are smiling, it’s grinning broadly and very satisfied. The chat partner can have fun with this cat.
|Cat Face With Tears of Joy|
Cat emoji with clenched eyes and open mouth. Is enthusiastic and helpless with laughter. Something is extremely funny or silly. You are relieved and have tears of joy in your eyes.
|Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Eyes|
Overjoyed, laughing cat face with hearts on the eyes. Is very much in love or very grateful for a friendly service. Likes something very much and expresses admiration that way.
|Cat Face With Wry Smile|
Cat is laughing daringly with boldly raised corners of the mouth. It mocks you, is sarcastic or having fun at your expense. Might fancy a flirt. However, you had better be cautious.
|Kissing Cat Face With Closed Eyes|
Cat with red cheeks and eyes closed. Its lips are pointed and it wants to kiss you. Cats have a reputation for being very choosy and tend to show affection rather reluctantly.
|Weary Cat Face|
Cat is tired and exhausted. It has got hollow, white eyes and is holding its paws next to the mouth. Needs a break right now. Reaction to something scandalous or shocking.
|Crying Cat Face|
Cat face with down-turned eyebrows and corners of the mouth. A tear is running down the cheek. Just received bad news. Expression of empathy.
|Pouting Cat Face|
Pouting face of a grumpy cat. The corners of the mouth and the whiskers are pointing downwards. Is in a bad mood, frustrated, and has turned away angrily. Known as the Grumpy Cat, a grumpy-looking cat that became an Internet phenomenon.
The two opened hands are stretched toward the counterpart. Represents affection and openness. Could also stand for a hug.
|Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration|
Hallelujah! Hands are stretched upwards to celebrate. Is having a party, dancing wildly and friskily. Is in a good mood or having a lot of fun. Can also stand for “Banzai”, a Japanese cheer that brings luck and joy for 10,000 years.
Bravo, very well done! Emoji shows two clapping hands. Is mostly used for expressing consent and appreciation. Can also be used sarcastically, if something truly doesn’t deserve any applause!
Well done! Hand with thumb turned up. Stands for commitment, agreement and approval! Caution: In Arab countries, this is interpreted as showing the two fingers.
|Thumbs Down Sign|
That was really bad! Thumb turned down stands for rejection, disapproval and dislike. Also known as the false death myth meaning with Roman gladiators.
The stretched-out fist means “Check!“ an encouragement. Welcome between friends or gesture of agreement. Can also be interpreted as a threatening punch.
I can do it! The raised fist implies power and strength. Stands for something you believe in. also meant as a political gesture and symbol of defiance, solidarity and resistance.
|Fist Pointing Left|
In conjunction with other emojis a sign of a hit. Casual form of greeting. The gesture is known as fist check, fist greeting or colloquially as a ghetto fist.
|Fist Pointing Right|
A hand clenched in a fist pointing to the right. The hand gesture is used to greet friends as a sign of respect as well as approval or congratulation.
|Hand With Crossed Fingers|
The closed fist with crossed index and middle fingers is used to wish someone luck. Children usually use this gesture to annihilate a promise or oath.
No offense! Symbol of peace, which became known in the 60s by the hippies. “V” hand signal stands for victory. In Great Britain, can be seen in an insulting way as a woman with spread-out legs.
|I Love You Gesture|
In the American sign language, the fist with outstretched little finger, index finger and thumb means “I love you“. The ILY sign mainly conveys a general, positive message.
|Sign of the Horns|
Rock on! Little finger and forefinger are forming horns. The metal horn is a gesture of metal rock fans. Can have many meanings, such as unfaithfulness (by horny husband/wife), sign to ward off misfortune, devil’s salutation or sacred gesture in Buddhism.
|Ok Hand Sign|
Thumb and forefinger form an O. Symbol for “Okay!“ Sign of approval, agreement or that everything is okay. Careful, in some countries it is considered offensive and insulting (“you a**hole“).
|Back Of Hand Pointing To The Left|
Right this way! Trigger finger shows to the left. Is meant to point in a certain direction, indicate something or mark the important part of a message.
|Back Of Hand Pointing To The Right|
Trigger finger shows to the right. Draws your attention to something following or wants to remind you of something. Can also be an admonishing wiggling of the trigger finger.
|Back Of Hand Pointing Upwards|
Lifting the forefinger up as a warning or to emphasize a statement. Can also mean “I’ve got time“ or “I’m in it“. Wants to draw attention to something.
|Back Of Hand Pointing Downwards|
Hand with raised forefinger pointing down. You want to draw attention to something: look at the text below! Or you don’t feel well, you are feeling down.
|Up Pointing Index|
The raised forefinger stands for a threat: Beware! Could also be a gesture of instruction. Someone has an announcement to make or something important to say.
Emoji shows a raised palm with fingers. It stands for a welcome or farewell as well as for “Stop, I’ve had enough!“ High five want to congratulate or celebrate a success.
|Raised Back of Hand|
A raised hand, which is shown in reverse position (back of the hand is in the front). Someone wants to draw attention to himself, e.g. to ask something or to signalize his participation.
|Raised Hand With Fingers Splayed|
“Don’t come closer” or “Stop, wait!” The spread out hand can also indicate the number 5 or a high five.
|Mr. Spock Greeting|
Fingers are spread between the ring and middle finger, creating a “V“. A hand sign based on sacred Jewish letters. The gesture has become known by the series “Star Trek“ and Mr. Spock: Live long and in peace.
Hello and goodbye! Have a good trip! A friendly waving hand. Can be used as a welcome or farewell. Or sarcastically, if you wished someone or something would disappear.
|“Call Me” Hand Sign|
The closed fist with abducted thumb and little finger has a phone-like shape. “Call me“ or “Let’s have a call soon“. Similar to the surfer greeting “Hang loose“.
“You can do that!” or “I feel strong!” Arm with tense biceps. Also used in connection with doing sports, e.g. at the gym.
|Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended|
In western culture, the middle finger smiley is used as a rude and offensive gesture.
Right hand writing with a pen. Is related to writing. I’ll contact you and write a message to you. There will be a test in school. You’re writing a poem for your honey.
|Person With Folded Hands|
Two hands pressed together. Is currently very introverted, saying a prayer, or hoping for enlightenment. Is also used as a “high five” or to say thank you.
Finally walking barefoot again. You are standing on your own feet or would like to receive a foot massage from your sweetheart. Some like feet, others hate them, some have smelly feet and others have their feet well-tended. Our feet carry us and are the symbolic foundation of our body.
You have got great legs or “I am going to do leg training tomorrow“. In the course of our lives, our legs carry us for 130.000 km. That is about three times around the earth. Man, as the only creature, is moving on two legs. The leg contains our body’s largest bone, the largest joint and the largest muscle.
Will you marry me? Also “I’m spoken for!” The ring is set with a diamond, the most precious gem ever. Is mostly used in conjunction with relationships or for expressing approval.
I’ll dress up! The lipstick beautifies millions of women’s lips worldwide. The signal color red is associated with passion, liveliness and attractiveness. Stands for parties, fashion and fun. Often also combined with e.g. the dancing emoji to plan a fun evening.
Red sensual lip print. Would like to give you a kiss, thereby leaving an imprint of the lipstick. Can mean “You’re so nice” or “Many thanks!”
A slightly opened mouth and red, full lips have a strong, attractive signaling effect on both sexes. “I’ll send you a kiss“ or “Tonight I’m going to sing at a party“.
I have got a toothache or someone is getting a bit long in the tooth. You need to brush your teeth now or you indulge in your sweet tooth. Enamel is the hardest material in the human body. 22 million bacteria live in a mouth.
Sticking out the tongue is a naughty gesture and a childish sign of defiance. Can be used to reinforce a joke or to tease and provoke. I am in a good mood and ready for jokes!
The ear emoji can mean “I can hear something” or “You have my full attention”. The ear is also one of the erotic zones of man and woman.
The nose generally stands for the olfactory sense. Emoji indicates that something has a strong scent. Depending on the context, this may be nice or unpleasant.
Two footprints suggest difficulties, which will soon be overcome by your own efforts. Also used as a symbol for a baby’s feet, or: I’m on the way!
I have an eye on you! Something is interesting to watch or is being observed. In ancient cultures often a religious sign, such as the eye of Horus or the evil eye in the Orient.
Beware, someone is watching you! Two eyes are looking to the left. Something is being watched or checked. You’re under observation!
Use your brain!, “I am taxing my brain right now“, or “brainwashing someone“. Our most important organ controls our body and personality. The human brain weighs 1.3 kg, consists of 60 % fat and consumes 20 % of the basal metabolic rate.
I am chilled to the bone. You work your fingers to the bone or you are skin and bones. Dog treat or part of the body. The human skeleton consists of 200 bones weighing about 15 % of the total body weight.
The silhouette of a talking face. Can refer to rumors or to a person who likes to talk a lot. The news is already circulating!
|Silhouette of a Bust|
Silhouette of a person, a shadow. Represents anonymity, secrets and unknown things. Is often used as a symbol for a user or a guest profile in software or with computers.
|Silhouette Of Two Busts|
The silhouette of two people. A friend you can rely on is standing behind you. Also symbolizes a community or group.
A baby face with a ringlet. Emoji can indicate an imminent pregnancy or the desire for a child.
Face of a smiling girl with cute pigtails. Represents youth and a happy childhood. “Don’t be girlish“ or “girl Friday“.
Male child, between eight and twelve years old. Is related to children, childhood and family. Can also be used to signal that someone is behaving childishly.
Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman or Pippi Longstocking. In Germany, only two percent have naturally red hair, worldwide about one percent, and the rest had a little help. You are proud of your hair color or would like to announce that you have been at the hairdresser’s.
Prince Harry, Vincent van Gogh, Boris Becker or Robert Redford. Red hair is rare: Only about one to two percent of the world’s population have this hair color. Mostly in combination with fair skin and freckles. At 13 %, Scotland has the highest proportion of redheads, followed by Ireland and Wales.
Male adult face with mustache. Simple and common emoji. Can generally be used for men, e.g. you talk about someone whose name you do not know.
She is a great woman! The emoji shows an adult female face. Refers to gender and can be used for a mother through a businesswoman to the female neighbor.
Go to the granny farm! A friendly elderly woman with glasses and a bun. Can refer to a family member or the nice, elder neighbor.
Friendly looking elderly gentleman with wrinkles and bald head. Represents aging in general, a father figure, the grandfather, possibly a teacher. The emoji can express how you feel after a hard day or call your chat partner old-fashioned.
Your friendly police department. Often used in police context. Got caught driving faster than a speeding bullet. Or is investigating a case, getting to the bottom of something!
This emoji shows a construction worker with helmet and safety vest. Used in connection with hard physical work.
An undercover agent with the distinctive coat and hat. Sometimes he uses a magnifying glass to closely inspect evidence. The covered face stands for confidentiality or secrecy. I will solve the mystery!
I’m getting married! Refers to the bride herself, a marriage or a soon-to-be wedding. Can be used for invitations, wedding anniversary, planning a celebration or looking for a wedding dress.
A beautiful, distinguished and aristocratic princess with a crown or a diadem. The dream of all little girls. You can be happy if a man sends you this emoji, because then you are his princess.
With superhuman powers, they fight evil and thus protect humanity. The costume is used for the recognition factor but also for the protection of their identity. They are characterized by a high morality, great courage and sense of justice as well as the unconditional commitment to others. But every superhero is also vulnerable and has his or her underbelly.
The super villain is the evil adversary of the superhero, e.g. Lex Luther and Superman or Joker and Batman. They usually have superhuman abilities, a high intelligence and suffer from megalomania. The villain acts out his or her evil side and enjoys it.
Merry Christmas! The plump, friendly elderly gentleman with a red cap and a white beard lives up in the north. On Christmas Eve, he slips through the chimney to put the presents under the Christmas tree for the good children.
The female mythical creature lives underwater and is a mixture of female and fish body. Only a man’s love can free the mermaid from her fate. Walt Disney’s “Arielle“ is well-known.
I am innocent or “You are an angel!“ The baby angel emoji with a halo around its head often stands for a miracle, hope or faith.
|Person Bowing Deeply|
A person who is bowing to you. Is grateful because of something and deeply bows to you. Can also be an offering of reverence.
|Information Desk Person|
How can I assist? The service-oriented and friendly woman at the information desk answers a customer’s question and uses a hand gesture. Can be used as a question at the end of a message: “What do you think?“ or “I do not care.“
|Face With No Good Gesture|
Stop this immediately! Woman with crossed arms. Defensive posture. Shows that something is wrong and disruptive. A signal to stop.
|Face With Ok Gesture|
Everything is okay! Woman with hands above her head (OK sign). Wants to tell you that everything is fine. Represents advocacy and approval. Because of the posture also known as ballerina.
|Happy Person Raising One Hand|
Person is cheerful and lifts a hand. Wants to be noticed and to say that he or she has a question or an answer.
|Man Grabbing His Head|
Facepalm describes a gesture that became popular through the Star Trek series. “That cannot be true!“ is what you think when facing the stupidity of other people. Can also be used if you are embarrassed for someone else.
“I don’t know how I can help you” or “Such is life” . The shrug of the shoulders shows ignorance, confusion or the lack of interest in something. Text version: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I am dissatisfied! Emoji pouts and openly shows its displeasure. Could be an indication that someone is angry and annoyed.
Emoji shows a woman with a frown. Her expression is very distressed and sad. Could indicate sad news.
|Person in Steam Sauna|
Let’s relax! The steam sauna is heated to 80 to 105 °C with a sauna heater. The use of a sauna serves for relaxation and promotes good health. In Scandinavia and Russia, it even serves for cultivating social contacts.
Woman painting her fingernails is preparing for a special occasion or is dressing up to go out. Can stand for beauty in general, femininity or a manicure appointment. Represents casualness and carefreeness.
“I want to party” or “I’m so excited!” The dancing woman in the red dress is also often associated with salsa. In general stands for fun and joy.
I had so much fun at the party! Someone had a great time or would like to party in a club. Represents events of all kinds that can be danced at.
|Women With Bunny Ears|
Two Playboy Bunnies with rabbit ears. These models represent the American Playboy magazine for men and globally stand for attractiveness. The emoji is also used as a symbol for ballet as well as for “Let’s party!”
|Hovering Man in Suit|
Hovering man in hat and suit. Mix of exclamation marks and the logo of the seventies band “The Specialists“. Can be used as a symbol for a ghost.
A person is on foot or going for a walk. Can also be used to tell others to cool their jets or to slow things down.
The person is very athletic and goes jogging regularly. Someone is late or in a hurry and is running to quicker get from one place to another. “I am on the way!“
|Man and Woman Holding Hands|
With you, all worries are gone! Couple in love is standing side by side. Man and woman are holding hands, beaming happily.
|Two Women Holding Hands|
Two women are holding hands. They could be best friends or siblings. Emoji could also explicitly stand for the same-sex female love.
|Two Men Holding Hands|
We are a great team! Two men holding hands. Can stand for friendship or represent a gay couple.
|Couple With Heart|
I’m so happy with you! A couple in love (man and woman) next to each other. Both are happy and laughing. The heart represents love.
Man and woman with closed eyes and lips pointed to kiss. They would love to kiss now. The pink heart stands for love.
Can refer to the classical constellation of father, mother, child(ren), or to a close relationship within the family. You start a family or are invited to a party in the inner circle.
|Ball of wool|
Untangle the ravel in your head! The fur of sheep, goats and camels is made into wool. By rolling it up to a ball the wool does not get entangled. It warms you, is cuddly and is used for crocheting or knitting. As ball of fur, can be the nickname for fluffy baby animals.
You are losing the thread, pull the string or dangle on the string. Something is running like a golden thread through a story. A thread of fibers is rolled up on the reel. Used for handicrafts, such as sewing.
Later on, I will have to go to the doctor! The knee-length coat made of white or light fabric is used as working garment in the chemical or medical industry. Symbol of cleanliness and purity.
I am dressing up today! The feminine garment can be worn on many occasions. Whether casually in your leisure time or businesslike at work. The blouse can represent fashion and femininity.
It is getting warmer outside, you can wear short sleeves again. You need new t-shirts, the girlfriend wants to go shopping. At the so-called wet t-shirt contest the female participants are soused with water.
The cult trousers are extremely popular with both sexes. As dungarees, because of the robustness or as casual wear, because of the offhandedness. The blue jeans can stand for fashion, casual look or shopping.
|Shirt With Tie|
A shirt with a matching tie is often worn for work and formal occasions. There is something to celebrate and the man is dressing up.
Symbol of femininity. Whether dress with spaghetti straps in summer, evening dress for the chic event or party dress for the club. Represents fashion, shopping or beauty.
I want to go swimming and to bathe in the sun! The bikini is a symbol of summer, sun and fun. Can also mean “You look great, sexy bikini!”
Traditional Japanese garment. The kimono is worn by both men and women. Symbol of Japanese culture or cuisine as well as travel to Japan.
I am going to put on ballerinas for our city stroll! The ballerina is a flat, girlish shoe to slip in. The name comes from the visual resemblance to the shoes used in ballet. Ballerinas are very popular, can be perfectly combined and are comfortable.
Attention, here comes a vamp! Men are sexually attracted by red high heels. Wants to go out and experience something exciting.
The fashionable, open lady’s shoe can only be worn in spring or summer. Represents beautiful and warm days, balmy summer nights or holidays.
I bought new shoes! The men’s shoe can be worn at work, for going out or in leisure time. On average, men own 8 pairs of shoes, women 17.
Let’s go hiking! The robust shoes protect the foot and provide stability, shock absorption and surefootedness. In the past, hiking was considered boring, but it is becoming a trend sport now. Out into nature!
In Great Britain, the top hat is worn on traditional occasions like a wedding. Also known from Monopoly.
On the one hand, the hat is a sunscreen, on the other hand a fashionable accessory. Often made of straw, with wide brim and ribbon. Symbol for summer and vacation. In many cultures symbol of social status.
The graduation ceremony will be tomorrow! The black, square hat with a tassel is also called graduation hat, bachelor hat or scholar hat. The graduates collectively toss up their hats at the ceremony after having obtained their academic degrees. Symbol for graduation of school or examinations, and for education.
|Rescue Worker’s Helmet|
In Japan, the white cross is used as a safety notice on construction sites. The protective helmet can refer to rescue workers or people working in emergency services.
“This is top” or “You are the best!” The crown embellished with precious jewels represents power and luxury. Is also known as king emoji.
Let’s go out tonight! The small, chic bag only offers space for the bare essentials and is carried in the hand. This stylish accessory is perfect for parties, business events or other important events.
I pack my bags and take with me… I am going on a journey! Symbol of wanderlust, freedom and vacation. We usually fetch our suitcase only during the holiday season. Women pack in an organized way with a list, yet often taking too much with them while men tackle packing in a relaxed manner.
I’ll take a close look at this! The glasses help people with poor eyesight to better see their environment. Some people wear glasses to look intellectual or intelligent. Symbol for bookworms or nerds.
I’ve got the swag! Symbol for hot, sunny days but also for coolness and distinctive mark of agents. With dark glasses, other people can be watched unnoticed.
I need new ski goggles or “We wear safety goggles in the lab“. The safety glasses protect the eyes from dust, water, dirt, splinters and other harmful influences.
It is raining or it is going to rain. You had better take an umbrella with you. In Asia, it not only protects from rain, but also from the sun.
Animals and nature emojis with their meaning
You’ll find all current animals and nature emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: Whatsapp Animals & Nature Emojis:
A sweet dog face with a panting tongue and floppy ears. Stands for unconditional loyalty and attention. Can refer to your own pet (“I love my dog.“) or to people (“You sly dog!“).
I like you! Sweet hamster with pink ears and gray-orange face. Mostly a popular pet for children. It hoards provisions and laps in the spinning wheel. It symbolizes inner peace and contentment.
Cute bunny face in cartoon style with two long ears. Can be used for easter or for spring in general. Many people associate it with cuddly fur, family spirit and an active sex life.
You sly old fox! The red fox with the fluffy tail is a family animal. It is considered particularly cunning and smart. In fairy tales, it exploits the weaknesses of others, deceives and is treacherous.
A cute teddy bear. Is considered cuddly. The bear can stand on two legs like a human. Is admired for its strength and power, but also feared.
I’m going to a Cro concert! Pandas come from China, feed on bamboo and are threatened with extinction. You find something totally cute or as an expression of affection within friendships.
The koala stands for cuteness or amiability and awakens protective instincts. The second best-known animal in Australia feeds on eucalyptus and sleeps 20 hours a day.
The magnificent animal stands for strength, felinity and appetite. Central importance in Asia. There, the tiger is considered a wise leader (Buddhism) and national animal (India), it is a symbol of bravery and strength (China) and a Chinese zodiac.
Pigs might fly! At New Year’s Eve the pig is one of the favorite lucky charms, apart from the chimney sweep. Represents prosperity and wealth.
A cute lion face, the king of animals and the jungle. A powerful, dangerous predator, a sublime ruler over its pack and a symbol of power.
I have a frog in the throat! In mythology, stands for fertility, death and rebirth. Can also be seen in connection with prince charming (kiss the frog). Also known as Kermit, the frog from the Muppet Show.
That’s monkey business! “You are a cheeky monkey!“ or “Real brass monkey weather!“. Can also be used in a playful way, while fooling around or referring to the animal itself.
Monkey with two hands in front of its eyes. Closes its eyes to the world so as not to see anything bad or cruel, or is embarrassed. Mizaru is one of the three wise monkeys. In a sense, ignoring bad things.
Monkey is holding both hands over its mouth. Keeps a secret, will not talk about something, wants to speak no evil or what it just said slipped out of its mouth. Iwazaru is part of the three wise monkeys.
Monkey is holding both hands over its ears. Doesn’t want to hear anything unpleasant or negative. Avoids the truth and does not listen. Kikazaru is one of the three wise monkeys.
Softly, softly catchee monkey! The naughty monkey stands for activity, joy, playfulness. Term of endearment for foolish persons and children who climb a lot. May also mean “Don‘t monkey about!“ or “I’m chilling at home“. Often used in the context of animals, zoos and forests.
In general, stands for fear and cowardice (“You are a chicken“). Appears in many phrases: “To get up with the chickens“, “To dance the funky chicken“, “To feel like a spring chicken“ or “to chicken out“. Chinese zodiac sign in the horoscope.
The penguin is a symbol of coldness. Tells a person that he or she is particularly awkward, gawkish or clumsy. Also symbolizes balance and reason. Can also announce an addition to the family.
Tell me about the birds and the bees. Flip someone the bird or to be a bird brain. Bird emoticon stands for freedom and fantasy. Can also symbolize the soul on a spiritual level.
|Chick in Eggshell|
A sweet fledgling is hatching from its egg. Popular symbol for Easter. Stands for recommencement, cuteness or the birth of a baby.
|Chick in Frontal View|
An oversized head, yellow feathers, beak and big eyes. The cute, newly hatched chick expresses innocence and ignorance. “I had no idea“ or “I cannot help it.“
A symbol of wisdom. The nocturnal owl cannot shake off a negative superstition. In spooky scenes in movies you can often hear the characteristic call of the owl.
Emoji for Batman. The nocturnal bat served as a template for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The only mammal that can fly. Represents immortality and reincarnation.
The lonely wolf howling at the moon. In fairytales like “Little Red Riding Hood“ or “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats“ often an evil character, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Symbol for independence, but also strong family spirit.
The unicorn: a white horse with magical powers and a horn on its forehead. The mythical creatures represent uniqueness, innocence, virginity, and childlike naivety. Symbol for the good.
I wish you luck! The red ladybug with the black dots is considered a lucky symbol and is often found on birthday cards.
You are as nerve-racking as a mosquito! There are 3600 species worldwide, around 100 of those can be found in Germany. You will meet the annoying pests mostly in the evening hours and in the proximity of water. Only the female mosquitoes bite, they need a blood meal for their egg production.
Horses are considered loyal and smart. Popular as farm animals and means of transportation. Inspirational and powerful. Insult to people with less attractive face and pronounced jaw as well as loudly laughing people.
Worldwide, the sight of the spider is associated with fear and disgust. Chat partner wants to shock you or annoy you badly. Symbol for Halloween or Spiderman.
Someone has been netted! The web spun with spider silk is primarily used for catching prey. May indicate a trap or danger. Symbol for Halloween and scary things.
Turtles live to be between 40 and 100 years old and they move very slowly. You have a quiet day, you are moving or somebody dresses up in carnival as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
The hissing snake stands for furtiveness and deception. A person pretends to be your friend, but is badmouthing you behind your back. Also represents a zodiac sign in the Chinese horoscope.
Eight legs, two pincers and a poison sting. In sagas and myths, the scorpion is usually a dangerous and deadly creature. They are prevalent worldwide and only a few species are dangerous. One of the twelve zodiac signs.
The octopus has up to eight arms, including a favorite arm and is considered smart. Is also used in a kitschy way because of its cute appearance, e.g., “I want to snuggle up to you.“ In connection with traveling and diving or the ability to do many things at the same time.
We are having a good time with lobster and champagne! The red sea creatures live to get up to 100 years old and cover 160 km annually. Represents holidays, the sea and exquisite dinners.
Prawns and hermit crabs can stand for isolation and loneliness. Represent the sea, the underwater world or also food. Could also mean: You only move sideways!
Careful, I’m dangerous! Puffer fish can inflate in case of danger and raise its quills. This makes it almost impossible for the enemy to scoff it. As a warning: do not mess with me! Despite its poison, a delicacy in Japan.
That’s a bit fishy! Fishing for compliments or being neither fish nor fowl. Fish are masters of camouflage and adaptation. Also used in connection with eating fish, with swimming, or the sea.
Flipper! An American children’s series. Dolphins are highly intelligent mammals. They live together in families.
Very large marine mammal with massive body. The whale has no natural enemies. They are among the oldest animals in the world and are considered to be guardians of knowledge. Insult for overweight people.
The leopard is one of the fastest and most graceful big cats and symbolizes wildness, elegance, beauty and power. Can stand for a vacation in Asia or Africa. Or you want to buy new leggings with the typical pattern.
This house is a white elephant, you are the elephant in the room or you are seeing pink elephants. The heaviest surviving land mammal stands for wisdom. We are going on holiday: to a safari in Africa or to Asia. Unflattering symbol for an overweight person.
We’re going on a safari to the Kruger National Park! The hippopotamus is the second-heaviest land mammal after the elephant. The herbivores can show a very aggressive behavior. Due to its barrel-shaped physique, it is also used for people in an unflattering way.
We are going to the other end of the world! Apart from the koala, the kangaroo is the most famous animal in Australia. The world’s largest marsupial has even made it to the Australian coat of arms. Kangaroos are walking with their tail, they cannot run backwards and they do not sweat.
As busy as a bee or to have a bee in your bonnet. Bees are structured like a social community. Each has its own fixed task and contributes its part to the success of the colony. Caution: A bee can also annoy and sting!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Caterpillars hatch from an egg, eat their way through all groceries, pupate and become a butterfly. As a larva usually thick and hairy, therefore also used to express aversion: That is disgusting and fulsome!
Symbol of a positive transformation: from the unimpressive caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly. You are in love, have butterflies in your stomach. Summer is here!
During vacation, the shell can be found on the beach. If we hold a spiral shell to the ear, we can hear the sound of the sea. Refers to the coast or the ocean.
I’m as strong as an ox! Powerful, tame working animal. Represents agriculture and rural areas. The ox roast is a symbol of the Bavarian “Wiesn”. We’re going to the Oktoberfest!
One of the twelve zodiac signs in the Chinese horoscope. Represents pork on menus. Can also mean dirty, greedy or disgusting and be used pejoratively (“You sweat like a pig“).
We are going to Peru! Llamas live in the South American Andes and belong to the animal family of camels. Cute facial expression, big eyes and cuddly fur. But beware: If danger threatens, it spits you in the face. Has replaced the unicorn as the new trend animal: “No dramas with llamas“, “No probllamas“.
Let the cat out of the bag or “You think you’re the cat’s whiskers!“. Symbol for the cat lover or your own pet. The cat is said to have seven lives.
Happy Thanksgiving! The turkey lives in North and South America. It is a symbol of emotional security and proximity to the earth. Traditional food on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The turkey is easily irritable and then blurts out angry sounds.
Let’s get rid of disputes and conflicts! White dove with olive branch in beak. The dove is a symbol of peace all over the world.
He is flouncing around like a peacock! In order to attract females, the peacock raises its feathers into a fan. Symbol of beauty, wealth and love. Also the epitome of vanity.
You parrot everyone or “She put her parrot make-up on“. The tropical bird with the bright colors is able to repeat words and even imitate telephone ringing.
From the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan. The graceful bird with a long neck and brilliant white plumage appears in many myths and fairy tales. The swan commits itself to its partner for life. Symbolizes loyalty and purity.
Happy Easter or “That’s cute!“ The bunny is usually sent on Easter and in spring. In addition, the bunny is in fourth place of the Chinese zodiac signs and is used to wish a happy New Year. The next year of the bunny is 2023.
There is a raccoon in the attic! Zorro on four paws. The cute, masked small bear with a striking black and white face originally comes from North America. The loner is nocturnal, color-blind and a good climber.
You are smart and quick! The white stripe on its head is characteristic of the badger. The nocturnal animal spends most of its time in underground caves, which it digs itself. Badgers are brave, live in packs and hibernate in winter.
Poor as a church mouse or to play cat and mouse with someone. Can also refer to someone who is small, quiet and unobtrusive.
Easily confused with the mouse emoji. The rat is one of the twelve zodiac signs in the Chinese horoscope. It is also used negatively as an insult (“to rat on someone“) for traitors and untrustworthy persons.
Alvin and the Chipmunks. The cute animals live in America and in contrast to the squirrel they have stripes. It can store its food in the thick cheeks to feed on it later unhurriedly. Let’s go for a walk in the park!
Small and cute, but can fight back! Raises its quills if in danger. I want to coil up like a hedgehog! The hedgehog hibernates and perks up only at dusk. The most famous (blue) hedgehog from the Sonic video game runs as fast as the sound and collects rings.
This is terrible or fantastic! As the master of all elements of nature, the dragon is a mythical figure in the Japanese and Chinese traditions. Can also be found in company logos.
Happy and merry holidays! Decorating the tree with balls, tinsel and fairy lights is part of the traditional Christmas season. Represents the holidays and is often used in Christmas greetings.
“Follow the trail” or “I have a new pet”. The imprints can indicate an animal with paws such as dogs, cats, bears, lions, etc. The emoji is mostly used in conversations relating to animals.
Evergreen coniferous trees do not lose their needles even in winter. In China and Japan bonsai is a form of artistic garden design. Symbol of strength and immortality.
Represents the forest and nature in general. Can be used for the invitation for a walk. In autumn, the leaves change color before the tree loses its leaves. Symbol for rebirth and the victory of life over death.
Summer, sun, the sea … symbol of holidays and travel to tropical or warm regions. Or something victorious, you win the palm.
I love gardening! Most plants are dibbled in spring. The delicate plant needs to be nourished and cared for. Can symbolize growth or a fresh start.
Small twig with green leaves. Can represent nature or cooking with natural ingredients and flavors. Herbs are also found in medicines.
The green plant with the three heart-shaped leaves stands for Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. Symbol for the cross and the Trinity, nature and Ireland. The English term “shamrock“ comes from the Irish word for plant (seamróg).
|Four Leaf Clover|
I wish you luck! The four-leaf clover was taken by Eve as a souvenir from paradise. Someone is keeping his fingers crossed for you.
In Japan, house entrances are embellished with a pine decoration on Shogatsu (New Year’s Day) to thank the gods for their protection.
Traditional Japanese tanabata tree. It is utilized to attach written wishes to it. On the day of the festival, two stars meet each other in the sky: according to Chinese tradition, two lovers who are separated by the Milky Way for the rest of the year.
|Leaf Fluttering in the Wind|
“Fall is approaching” or “It’s windy!” Fluttering leaves in the wind can also be a warning sign and indicate disappointment, loss, or a personal misfortune.
The maple leaf is the emblem of Canada. The autumnal colors of the leaf can also stand for the season and nature.
|Ear Of Rice|
Emoji shows a rice panicle. It stands for solidarity and the commitment to a human being. It also symbolizes wealth, happiness and prosperity.
Delicate, fragile beauty. Hibiscus is very colorful and extremely attractive for bees and butterflies. Symbolizes wealth and power in Asian countries.
A tulip is the harbinger of spring. It is often posted as a courtesy. Worldwide, splendid tulip festivals are organized. Can be understood as the awakening of nature.
You have won my heart! The red rose is a sign of love and romance. It is usually sent on Valentine’s or Mother’s Day. Caution: Every rose has its thorn!
The flower has withered due to lack of water or sun. Represents sorrow, disillusionment and hopelessness. Symbolizes the end of a love, faded feelings or the current depressive state of mind.
“Thank you” or “All the best!” The beautiful, colorful bouquet is usually sent on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day as well as at weddings and other celebrations. It is meant to express congratulations and acknowledgement. Also used as a symbol of nature.
The bright pink cherry blossom is deeply rooted in the Japanese tradition (Hanami). It stands for beauty and transience.
In full bloom or “A girl blossoms into a woman“. The blooming flower does not show a specific species, but stands for flowers in general, for spring and the awakening of nature.
You make the sun rise! The “high spirits flower“ conjures a smile on every face. Represents joie de vivre, happiness and warmth. Sunflowers are a symbol of the summer.
Outstanding! Flower decoration in the form of a blossom. Belongs to the decorative culture of European and Indian art. Today rosettes are still used as a military award for particularly good achievements.
|Globe With Asia and Australia|
The view from space, when astronauts look at the continents of Asia and Australia. The holiday was approved, you go Down Under to the kangaroos.
At new moon, the moon is between the sun and the earth. Is the first of four phases in the lunar cycle. Represents a fresh start. According to the lunar calendar, this is a good time to sow plants, carry out the wish for a baby, or start a new project.
I wish you success! The full moon promises happiness in any circumstance. You will arrive at your destination, but you should remain modest.
|Full Moon With Face|
Smiling full moon face. Symbol of wholeness and magical power. Is delighted about your happiness and wishes you success.
|Last Quarter Moon Symbol|
At the end of the lunar cycle (total: 29.53 days), the left half of the moon is lightened. The phase of the waning moon is suitable for tackling or completing things. Can also stand for balance, contrast or duality.
|First Quarter Moon Symbol|
Waxing crescent moon. Stands for misery in love and marriage. Can also mean: You have reached a goal.
|New Moon With Face|
New moon with face. Is usually perceived as creepy and eerie. Can also symbolize the man in the moon.
I wish you a good night! The moon forms a crescent in the night sky. This may indicate the beginning or the end of a journey.
|Sun With Face|
The sun is shining so beautifully! Yellow sun with friendly grin on its face. Expresses joy about the great weather, stands for the summer or the sunny mind of a person.
|White Medium Star|
Stars are the source of light or brightness and stand for protection as well as accompaniment. Symbol of fame and fortune, outstanding talent or achievements. Reach for the stars.
Three decoratively sparkling stars. It glitters and sparkles, can stand for, e.g.: I have shined the car or apartment. Something is beautiful or almost magical.
My head is spinning! Swinging star. Means, I’m totally dazed (drunken) and only see stars.
Three decoratively sparkling stars. For example, can mean: I polished my car or my apartment to mirror finish.
Symbol as a warning of high voltage. The flash is often used for stormy weather. Or to say that something is extremely dangerous, exciting or out of control.
You’re as hot as a volcano! The fire emoji is often used as a compliment and also in connection with “to be enlightened”, or for spicy food.
The comet stands for special events like success. Is associated with luck and misfortune. Indicates a change in life.
|(Black) Sun With Rays|
Symbolizes life energy on the earth as well as warm and sunny days.
After every low comes a high! The rainbow is a symboli of peace and unification. It is also a sign of happiness and hope.
Dark clouds are gathering or something casts a cloud over something. Meant rather negatively. Represents bad weather, bad mood or doom.
|Snowman in Snow|
It’s winter, the snow is falling outside. The snowman stands for the cold season. The season starts as soon as the first snowflake falls.
|Snowman Without Snowflakes|
Let’s build a snowman! The snowman typically has eyes made of pebbles, a carrot nose and wears a hat. It is a symbol of winter, snow and the Christmas season.
Symbol of frost. Represents the winter: it is cold or it is snowing. Stands for uniqueness, because no snowflake is exactly like the other. After the Disney movie “Frozen“ the emoji undoubtedly gained in popularity.
Wow! Something is (positively or negatively) surprising, great or it just exploded. The concert was awesome, the new project hit the roof or you had a rear-end collision.
|Wind Blowing Face|
Symbol of Mother Nature, of all fertile and creative things. Generates wind by blowing air from the mouth. In the context of the weather (it is windy outside) or in the figurative sense (blowing away problems or memories).
I’m already gone! Emoticon shows that someone has to hurry and move quickly. Person has already darted off.
|Cloud With Tornado|
A tornado is a tremendous natural phenomenon, leaving a trail of devastation. It symbolizes danger. In a figurative sense, for restlessness or turbulent situations: failures and disappointments are possible.
The wave emoji can be interpreted as a symbol of the power of life. Also has other meanings such as surfing and swimming in the sea, or “Something lies ahead of you”.
Single-drop emoji. Could be water or drops of perspiration. Can stand for inconvenience or discomfort, but is also used as a sign for drizzle and rain.
|Splashing Sweat Symbol|
The drops represent splashing sweat. Somebody is making either a physical or a mental effort right now. In sexual contact for body fluids or excitement.
Eat and drink emojis with their meaning
You’ll find all current eat and drink emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: Whatsapp Eat & Drink Smileys:
Logo of one of the most well-known companies. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.“ Represents health and is the Germans’ favorite fruit. The green apple is also a symbol of friendship.
Of symbolic importance: stands for love, temptation, the fall of mankind and the expulsion from paradise. In Latin, apple means “bad, fatal, evil“. Snow White is poisoned by the queen with a red apple. Is also used in its direct meaning or for a healthy lifestyle.
The healthy pear is one of the most popular fruits. The shape of the pear reminds us of the female figure and was the eponym for the pear case. It is popularly associated with being blessed with children.
Tangerines sweeten the winter time. The popular citrus fruit has its own holiday on January 4th. Reminds us of the sun and symbolizes the Chinese New Year as well as abundance and happiness.
Someone goes bananas or has a banana problem. For many cultures, the banana is a delicacy and part of a healthy diet. Can also be a sign for fertility or a phallic symbol.
The juicy fruit stands for hot summer days, stone spitting contests, healthy eating and holidays. The emoticon of the watermelon promises bliss of love. It is also said to have a positive effect on potency.
The grapes are hanging too high, wishes are unattainable or goals unreachable. The grape is traditionally interpreted as a sign of good health. Christian symbol and raw material for wine.
Something or someone is extremely sweet! The strawberry stands for sunny days and summer holidays. (Together with champagne, flowers and chocolate) symbol of sensuality as well as romance and wonderful hours for a couple.
The juicy melon is considered a symbol for eroticism and lucky love. Can also be interpreted as a bad omen.
She is always cherry-picking. You are the cherry on the cake! The summer fruit can also stand for love because of the heart shape. People often see it as a symbol of full lips and the kiss. Cherries are also known as the forbidden fruit. In Japan, they are a symbol for self-discovery.
Soft skin, juicy and sweet pulp, aromatic smell: the peach is considered a seductive fruit. Due to the characteristic shape, the most commonly used emoji for the female butt.
I love Indian food! Ripe fruit of a tropical mango. The exotic fruit is sweet, juicy, delicious and is seen as one of the superfoods. In Indian legends the food of the gods.
Queen of fruits. Cultivated as a fruit plant in the tropics near the equator. The juicy and sweet pineapple stands for joie de vivre and enjoyment. “Pineapple face“ is an unfriendly way of describing someone with many scars or pimples in the face.
Is either hated or loved because of the special taste. You eat healthy or vegan. Stands for a special lifestyle; super-food is totally hip.
I eat healthy food or “Today I am going to cook an Asian dish“. Be it diet, vegetarian nutrition or side dish with a steak. With this type of vegetables you eat both stem and leaf. Can be used for salad, chard, spinach, or Chinese cabbage.
I like BLT sandwiches (bacon, lettuce and tomato)! or “I drink tomato juice – in Bloody Mary!“ In earlier times, the audience threw rotten tomatoes at actors whom they did not like. Often connected with Italy and Italian cuisine. The tomato is a love symbol. It can be understood as a subtle message of a secret new love.
The eggplant is associated with the male sex. It is one of the sex symbols. Is hated and loved on Instagram #freetheeggplant.
The carrot stands for healthy food. Can also be used in connection with rabbits or vegetarians. Due to its form, belongs to the phallic symbols of the food category.
The red hot pepper has its origin in Mexico. In restaurants often stands for the heat of a dish. A person or a new trend is “hot“ and “sexy“.
|Roasted Sweet Potato|
The Japanese love to eat it in cold seasons (also known as Yakiimo). Similar to pumpkins over here.
I am having an American breakfast today! Palm-sized round yeast pastry with a hole in the middle. Bagels were brought to the United States by Jewish immigrants and are now considered typical American. The topping is either sweet or spicy.
|Chunk Of Cheese|
I love cheese or “Hard cheese!“ Can also be used for dairy products in general. “Cheese“: Standard command of the photographer for everyone to smile on the picture.
|Fried Egg in Frying Pan|
A fried egg is sizzling in the pan. This emoji is a symbol for cooking. I’m cooking something!
|Slice Of Pizza|
Pizza salami is the most popular pizza in Germany. Many people associate it with a cozy evening with friends. Or to fight a hangover after an evening of convivial drinking.
|Flat pan with food|
I am going on vacation to Spain! The traditional national dish paella is prepared in a metal pan: saffron rice, vegetables and meat or fish. Can be used for a dinner with friends or cooking in general.
Japanese dish with ramen noodles. Traditionally served with chopsticks. The steaming bowl can also represent a warm, cooked meal such as soup.
|Fish Cake With Swirl Design|
Japanese fish burger “Narutomaki” with pink spiral pattern. For example, as a topping in ramen noodle soup. Emoji is also known as a synonym of the “@” sign.
The Chinese moon cake is traditionally eaten in autumn during the Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival). The small sweet or spicy cakes are given away to relatives. Are said to be the precursors of fortune cookies. Symbol of autumn and harvest.
Dangos are steamed dumplings made of rice flour and water. Often they are served on a spit. In this variant, the balls are colored with red beans, egg yolk, and matcha.
Sushi is a Japanese dish. Boiled vinegar rice is rolled up with raw fish and vegetables and served in bite-sized pieces. In addition to soy sauce, it is usually served with wasabi and pickled ginger.
The prawn fritter (ebi furai) is a popular food in Japan. Appears in connection with a holiday in Asia, a visit to a Japanese restaurant, or with small male genitals.
“I’ve ordered Japanese food” or “I’m hungry!” Rice balls with edible seaweed leaves. Like rice crackers, they are part of the most popular Japanese food.
Traditionally, cooked rice is said to have a magic power. Means that better living conditions are waiting for you or that you will be served a delicious rice dish.
Let’s go to an Asian restaurant! Rice cracker with an edible seaweed leaf. Is a very popular snack in Japan.
|Piece Of Cake|
Shortcake is a typical American dessert. The tea cake is traditionally made with strawberries in summer. Can be used for invitations, e.g. for coffee and cake, or to express the desire for something sweet.
A case for the calorie police! As sweet as sugar and beautiful to look at. The small decorated mini tarts are usually made of batter with a topping, such as mousse or cream and sugar pearls. American pet name.
Traditionally, the cake with the burning candles is a birthday cake. The birthday child blows out the candles and wishes for something. Generally for celebrations and congratulations.
You’re so sweet! or “I want candy!“ The lollipop conveys fun and reminds us of our childhood. Also used to conciliate a person or in a sexual context. Popular emoji of food bloggers.
You are so sweet! Symbol of childishness and cuteness. The bonbon (from the French “bon”, good) is a candy made of sugar for sucking. Also used as a synonym for an encore or a reward. Are given to children on Halloween.
I’ll get the popcorn! You are preparing for verbal slander and mud-wrestling, you expect to enjoy reading a thread, or a special event is awaited with anticipation. The popcorn emoji can be used to invite someone to the cinema or to a cozy evening in front of the TV.
You crave for something sweet! Policemen are constantly eating doughnuts in American movies, and they are also known to be Homer Simpson’s favorite food. Because of its shape, there could also be a sexual meaning behind it.
General term for a dish, with different fillings. Depending on the country, the stuffed pasta has different names: Dumpling (China), Empanada (Spain), Gyoza (Japan), Jiaozi (Korea), or Pierogi (Poland).
Cookies! Not only the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street loves them. With their National Cookie Day in December, Americans even have a holiday for the sweet pastries. “That’s the way the cookie crumbles!“
I have to feed the baby. Generally refers to babies and feeding. Can also be used disparagingly, if someone behaves childishly or immaturely.
Used as coffee or tea emoji. Can be used for any type of hot drink. Someone urgently needs a coffee to wake up or wants to read a book while having an unhurried cup of tea.
|Sake Jar And Cup|
Ceramic sake jar with small bowl, in which Sake is served. The wine made of fermented rice is a popular alcoholic drink in Japan. Is drunk hot or cold. Represents Japan itself as well as the culture and the cuisine.
Fancy a glass of beer? Let’s go to the Oktoberfest! According to the German Purity Law, only hops, malt, water and yeast may be used for brewing. Due to the variety, it would take anyone 13 years to try a different German beer every day.
Two beer mugs, which are clinked. An old tradition: You raise your mugs and drink to each other’s health and a digestible beer. You have something to celebrate or you enjoy drinking together during an evening with friends.
Congratulations or “Happy New Year“. There is an occasion to toast or celebrate. The symbol is often found on invitations for birthdays, New Year’s Eve or weddings.
Wine and dine! This is new wine in old bottles. Goes well with many occasions when drinking alcohol: parties, birthdays, restaurant visits or simply a cozy evening with friends.
Straight glass with a thick bottom: The typical glass form for drinking and tasting whiskey and rum. We’ve got something to celebrate! You want to go to a bar with friends.
From the glasses with the conical shape you usually drink martini or cocktails. “Shaken, not stirred!“ is how James Bond mostly enjoys his favorite drink.
|Bottle With Popping Corks|
Let the corks pop! Symbol for celebrations of all kinds, such as birthday, wedding or New Year’s Eve. Can also be used for a personal success, such as an achieved aim or a passed exam.
“The soup needs a pinch of salt!”or “The Salt of the Earth”. Rub salt into someone’s wounds. Without salt, humans would not survive. Spice, preservative agent and very precious in the Middle Ages (white gold).
Activities emojis with their meaning
You’ll find all current activities emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: Whatsapp Activities Emojis:
I want to play soccer or “The game is starting!“ The black-and-white ball is mostly used in conjunction with European soccer.
Let’s shoot some hoops! Two teams are trying to shoot the ball into the opponent’s basket. There is a World Cup every four years. Professional players are among the highest salaried professional athletes.
I would like to watch a baseball game! The white ball with the red stitching is typical for the ball game. National sport in the US as well as in Latin American and East Asian countries. Symbol for USA and sports in general.
I love ball sports! Softball is a variant of baseball and popular in the US. Among other things, the difference lies in the size of the ball and the playing field. Softball is predominantly played by women, baseball predominantly by men.
We are going to play frisbee in the park! The plastic discus is popular as a beach toy and sports equipment for individual and team sports. Also dogs love to catch the disc.
The black billiard ball with the number 8 may only be potted when all other balls are already gone. Represents the only remaining one (last man standing), a difficult situation, a risk-taking player. Fatal motive: With this emoji, the opposite effect is meant to be achieved.
|Lacrosse stick and ball|
The fastest game on two legs! Tactics, team spirit, speed and stamina are connected to the team sport. Aim: to use the stick to get the ball into the opponent’s goal. College sport and popular in the USA and Canada.
|Flag in hole|
The aim of a fairway in golf is to hole the put out. The flag helps to spot the hole from afar. The ball is no longer hit at this point, but rolled into the hole over the grass.
|Bow And Arrow|
Cupid is aiming at you! Bow and arrow are often associated with a love arrow. Can also stand for archery. Symbolic meaning: point to an event or hit the target.
|Fishing Rod With Fish|
Fishing for compliments or “I have other fish to fry!“ A popular recreational sport that means relaxation for many people.
Let’s go to the skate park! The skateboard is a board with two axles and four wheels. Not so much a means of transportation, but a hobby, sport and distinct culture. “Asphalt surfing“ was born in the 60s in California.
|Ski And Ski Boots|
Winter sports are very popular. This emoji can refer to a person who skis. Or to a place where people can go skiing. Maybe you still have to buy some equipment or lend it locally.
Let’s go on a skiing holiday! Since the 1950s, alpine skiing has become a leisure sport. The Alps are a popular destination. A lift transports the skiers to the slopes.
|Person Dribbling Ball|
I’m doing sports now! Female person dribbling a basketball. Emoji is a symbol for sport and activity. Can be the invitation to a game.
|Person playing golf|
Do you have time to play golf? Golfer at the tee. A ball should be played from the tee into the hole with as few hits as possible. Traditional ball sport. Formerly being the sport of the rich and powerful, golf has long turned into a mass sport.
A jockey is riding a horse. Professional riders must complete a three-year training. Horse racing is one of the oldest sports. Can be used in conjunction with a competition, e.g., who will be home quicker.
Swimming is suitable for everyone regardless of age and condition. The person can swim in the swimming pool, a lake or in the sea. Let’s go for a swim!
A shiny cup, usually with an engraving. A symbol of success and recognition of the performance of an individual or a team. We won!
|First Place Medal|
I won! The winner of a competition is awarded the gold medal. In the figurative sense, can also refer to a person who considers himself/herself a winner.
|Second Place Medal|
We are second! The silver medal stands for the second place in competitions, the so-called first loser. In sports traditionally the first three places are called winners.
|Third Place Medal|
We got bronze! The bronze medal is the award for the third place (mostly) in an athletic competition. The medal is hanging on a ribbon and is worn around the neck during the award.
The other side of the coin. Who will win the most medals? The award is given at many important sports events, e.g. the Olympic Games.
Symbol of solidarity. As a sign of the (politically independent) support of military personnel or to draw attention to the disease endometriosis.
Would you like to go to the theater with me? The two masks have their origin in the tragicomedy of the ancient Greek theater. One face smiles, the other one frowns. Represents the drama of the story, the good and the bad character, the hero of the story and his opponent.
Speakers instead of sneakers. Represents a certain lifestyle, e.g. hipsters like to wear huge headphones. Can generally be used for music: is currently listening to a great album or podcast.
The musical instrument is displayed as either acoustic or electric guitar. Represents music, concerts and festivals. The guitar has been around for 5000 years by now.
String the bows to one’s violin, “He fiddles with money“ or “She is as fit as a fiddle.“ Can also stand for the string instrument itself or classical music.
The die is cast. Dice are used in many board games and in the casino. Luck or destiny will decide on how the hexagonal die will fall.
That was a clever (chess) move, “checkmate“, or “treat someone like a chess piece“. Strategic board game for two people with 16 pieces each in light and dark color. Symbol of intelligence and power, but also the fight between good and evil.
Let’s play something! The monster smiley is known from Arcade and computer games. Is also often interpreted as an alien.
Smash hit! “You got it to the point” or “I agree with you”. A blue arrow right in the dartboard’s bullseye. Is also used to indicate a dart game.
We are going to Vegas! The slot machine is operated with a lever, that is, one arm, and, like a bandit, takes away your money. The number 7 is considered a lucky number. If the same symbol appears in each display, the machine spits out the winnings.
It is tricky, “How does this all fit together?“ or “You are the missing piece“. Be it a game or a leisure activity: The puzzle pieces are reassembled into a complete picture. Can be an expression of confusion or mystery. Trains the senses of sight and touch as well as logical but also abstract thinking.
Travel and places emojis with their meaning
You’ll find all current travel and places emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: Whatsapp Travel & Places Smileys:
I’m on the road! Red (Android: blue) car. Red things seem to move faster (known from Doppler effect). Stimulates the release of adrenaline and feelings like excitement or intensity.
Side view of a police car. Warns of an illegal intent. Stands for morality and similar norms as well as your own conscience.
A minibus, unlike the normal bus, can only carry a few people. Can symbolize the wish to go on vacation: “Let’s go camping“.
Emoticon of a trolley bus, a hybrid of bus and tram. Can be used as a smiley for public transport.
|Police Cars Revolving Light|
I need your help! The red, rotating alarm light with loud siren represents the police, an ambulance, or the fire department. Might stand for an emergency situation and can be used playfully or seriously. Indicates something important or wants to warn.
You want to get away from here and would like to go on holiday by plane. Or the mobile phone is in flight mode. Flying is one of the safest means of transportation, only the elevator is safer.
A rocket is shot into space. “Come on, this is easy. It’s not rocket science!“ Or like Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story said: To infinity and much farther.
The aliens are coming! The UFO emoji can be a warning for the chat partner to better come down to earth again.
I reserved seats! This type of immovable seats can be found on the plane, train or bus. Can be used in connection with transportation or travel. Erect your backrest, we’ll lift off!
The anchor is a marine object and prevents a boat from drifting due to wind, currents or waves. Symbolizes hope, faithfulness, security and stability.
The “blue planet“ Earth. A world map depicts the entire earth’s surface. The main function of maps is orientation. Someone wants to go on a world tour or has already traveled all countries.
We’re going to the football game on Saturday! Sports competitions are held in a stadium. They are also used for big events or concerts.
A parasol provides protection from the sun on hot days on the beach or in the park. Represents relaxed summer days or beach holidays.
|Beach With Parasol|
The parasol on a beach section by the sea stands for beach holidays and hot weather. Let’s go to the lake and enjoy the sun!
I desperately need a break! Lonely or deserted islands have always fascinated people. They play an important role in adventure novels or movies (such as Robinson Crusoe or Cast Away).
You got your just deserts! Low-moisture and low-vegetation desert landscape with mostly extreme temperatures. Represents holidays, heat. but also exhaustion.
Active, erupting volcano with smoke and lava. Might express unbearable heat, danger or emotional state. I’m so mad, I could almost explode!
A high mountain or located in the north whose peaks are covered with snow. Is related to camping, hiking, mountaineering, and nature in general.
The emoji shows a snow-covered mountain peak. Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan served as a template. Can be used as a symbol for winter.
Represents outdoor activities, camping with campfires or weekend trips. Camping is a popular way of spending your holidays.
Home, sweet home! The friends arrived safely at home. Can also refer to a house: have it built, move in or furnish it.
|House With Garden|
Suburban idyll with house and a garden with trees or shrubs. Can refer to the neighborhood or a district. You are dreaming of a house in the countryside.
Geographical place where many people have settled. Refers to a development area or housing complex. We’re moving!
Derelict house with collapsed roof and broken, boarded-up windows. Represents deserted areas or buildings and desolation. Can also be used for repair or renovation.
|Construction Of A Building|
Symbol of construction work. Represents the construction of buildings of any kind, from skyscrapers to office buildings. Might say that you are just starting over or working on a project.
I have to go back to the office! A tall building that houses offices. Usually found in larger cities. Represents work in general or life in the big city.
A scintillating sparkler, which is lit. Symbolizes joy, a celebration or a happy event.
Emoji shows a glittering fireworks display in the night sky. Can be used for New Year’s Eve or an intoxicating party.
|Japanese Post Office|
A traditional Japanese post office building. Recognizable by the Japanese stamp on the front.
I have to go to the post office! In many European countries, the post office can be found in buildings with a post horn on the facade.
I’m not feeling well! A hospital with a red cross. We go there if we are seriously ill or injured. Can be a metapher indicating an accident or strong discomfort.
I am studying right now or I am at school or at the university. Emoji shows a place of education. Symbolic meaning: learn from experiences or master new tests of life.
Emoticon does not represent a simple hotel. The heart indicates a “hotel by the hour”. Might stand for a secret affair.
We are going to marry! Church in which a wedding is celebrated. Is often used for an invitation or for the announcement of the wedding.
Today, ancient buildings, mostly with columns and ornaments, can still be found worldwide. Represents culture, e.g. visiting a museum or architecture in general.
As poor as a church mouse! Christian building. The church represents weddings, baptism, worship, and funerals. Also used for religion and holidays.
The religious building with a dome-shaped roof and minaret is a place of communal prayer of Islam and social meeting place. Can relate to religion, travel or architecture.
Emoticon represents the Kaaba, the central sanctuary of Islam in Mecca. Destination of the great pilgrimage (Hajj) for every Muslim.
|Map Of Japan|
Shows the outline of the insular state of Japan in East Asia. Mangas are part of everyday culture. Homeland of the emojis. Almost exclusively stands for the country itself: for travel or the culture.
|Moon Viewing Ceremony|
The moon show “Tsukimi” is a Japanese festival to the honor of the harvest moon. Emoji shows the traditional ceremony with Japanese pampas grass, Dango (Japanese dumpling), and the moon in the background.
Picturesque landscape with mountains, rivers, lakes and untouched nature. Represents outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, camping or nature reserves.
|Sunrise Above Mountains|
The early bird catches the worm. In the distance, the sun is slowly rising behind the mountains. The sunrise in the idyllic landscape can stand for nature or vacation in the mountains.
If you see a falling star and wish for something, the wish will come true. Symbol for romantic and magical moments. Something or someone is special and valuable.
|Sunset In The City|
The sun is setting slowly on the horizon, painting the city skyline in warm colors. Night is falling, the parties begin. A daily phenomenon. Symbolizes the end of a day.
Let’s go to town! Panorama of a city with its tallest buildings in front of the horizon. Skylines have a high recognition value. One of the most beautiful ones in the world is New York’s.
A milky-bright band in the sky – a galaxy of billions of stars. Represents the beauty of the night and the experience of miracles. You are planning a romantic date with your sweetheart.
Objects emojis with their meaning
You’ll find all current objects emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: Whatsapp Objects Smileys
This emoji refers less to the mobile phone itself. It is more commonly used in connection with calls: “Pick up the phone!“ or “I need to make a quick call“.
|Mobile Phone With Rightwards Arrow at Left|
Mobile phone with a pointing arrow. Stands for an incoming call or another action on the mobile phone.
Emoji represents the MacBook. Can generally be used in the context of computers or work. “I have to finish this“ or “I want a new laptop“.
Take a look at the screen! In general, stands for working on the computer or computer games. Can also mean “I bought a new computer“.
Emoticon shows a white computer mouse with three-button operation (Apple only with one button). Can be used for general computer work.
Trackball to operate the computer. Works like a trackpad or a mouse. Often used in connection with computer games or equipment. Chat partner is busy working on the computer.
I want to gamble another round! Joystick of a slot machine in amusement arcades. Generally refers to computers, consoles and everything that has to do with electronic games.
I’ll apply a headlock on you! A metal screw clamp with C-clamp symbolizes the pinching of objects or even people.
Let’s watch a movie at home tonight. The video cassette is a nostalgic relic from the 80s. Was very popular until the late 90s. The format was replaced by the DVD.
|Camera With Flash|
Can you take a picture of me? Refers to photography. The fired flash indicates that a picture is being taken. You want to visit a landmark and take pictures there.
I am going to call you shortly! Earphone of an old-fashioned, classical landline telephone. Someone is talking on the phone or wants to call the other one. Popular icon in smartphones or graphics for everything around telephony.
Which direction should I take? The maritime symbol indicates the geographic direction and serves for orientation and navigation. Stands for self-realization and goal-oriented action but also for being rooted at home and for protection during a journey.
“When shall we meet?” or “Don’t forget our date!” The alarm clock often serves as a reminder or to indicate a deadline or urgency.
|Hourglass With Flowing Sand|
Time flies … Represents elapsing time in a particular matter. Can be used as a reminder of something or a warning: “Your time is running out“.
|Bolt And Nut|
I’m stuck like a limpet! A metal screw and a matching nut. The emoji is also used in connection with an upcoming repair.
Emoji symbolically shows that something should be fuelled or set in motion. Can also mean “You wheel me in my life!”
Currently, our house is still a construction site! Clay bricks are the oldest building material for building houses or castles. Artificially made stone of fired clay or ceramic. May mean joy and happiness or a new beginning.
|Electric Light Bulb|
The switched-on light bulb means: It just dawned on me! I have just had a brilliant idea!
The flashlight illuminates dark areas. “There is no electricity“, “You’re being X-rayed“, or “I know the truth.“ The emoji is also used to symbolize camping and night walks.
It is getting pretty hot or someone is playing with fire. The chat partner needs a cooling-down! The fire extinguisher serves as a precautionary measure to fight against a fire.
|Money With Wings|
A stack of banknotes with wings. Chat partner was on shopping tour and spent a lot. The money just flies away.
A wad of euro banknotes with package band. The official currency in most European countries. You live in the lap of luxury, spend money like water, or you can have a real good time on vacation.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friends. You are important to me and as precious as a diamond. Diamonds are for eternity. Symbol of luxury and wealth.
I need to call a craftsman or “No problem, I will fix it myself!“ Practical box for storing and transporting a collection of tools. To announce that you are technically skilled and practically-minded, or that you are in need of (professional) help.
To hold a pistol to someone’s head. Originally presented as a weapon, now appears as a toy gun. The gun can cause great damage. Is posted if someone is very angry or as a threat.
A tightly filled moneybag with dollar sign. Used very often in well-known comics, such as those of Scrooge McDuck or the Beagle Boys. Caution! If the emoji is used, the conversation is about money.
Stop yanking my chain! or “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link“. Symbol for things that are interconnected.
You are like a magnet to me! or “The band mates are babe magnets“. A magnet always has two poles: Opposing poles attract each other, the same ones repel each other. Someone or something exerts a strong pull.
You are a grenade! or “Beware, explosive!“ Firecrackers or bangers denote the pyrotechnic object that produces a bang. Fireworks for New Year’s Eve, signal ammunition or artistic performances (stage bang).
„Let’s bomb down the motorway!“, „This place looks like it’s been hit by a bomb.“ or „Thanks a bomb“! Emoticon of a bomb that will explode any moment. Could mean anger or a very tense feeling on the side of the chat partner.
|Japanese Kitchen Knife|
A Hocho is a Japanese kitchen knife. Used for mincing food. You are belligerent or something is terrifying. Known idioms are e.g. “to get one’s knife out“ in disputes or “to stab someone in the back“ in betrayal.
We must protect ourselves! The buckler emoji conveys protection and security. This symbol can often be found with antivirus software.
“I’m going to have a smoke” or “I’m nervous.” The cigarette is a symbol of enjoyment of life and inspiration. Can also mean that smoking is permitted here.
Rest in peace! Can indicate a case of death in the family or in the circle of friends. In addition, it symbolizes the valediction from things long gone.
What will happen? The crystal ball symbolizes supernatural perceptions. Is used to look ahead and predict the future.
A prayer chain, which is used by many religions. Stands for prayer, meditation, or religious spirituality.
Someone is superstitious or is going to Turkey on vacation. A relationship or a person is toxic. The blue, eye-shaped amulet can be found in oriental countries. It is believed to ward off the evil eye, which brings mischief.
Glass vessel with long downward neck. Used by chemists to distill liquids. Can mean that someone loves experiments or is brewing something.
Deep, black hole means: I am very embarrassed about something and feeling awkward. I just want to sink into a hole right now.
Swallow the bitter pill. Symbol for medicine: I’m not feeling well! Represents illness or indisposition.
Syringe with reddish contents. Can mean: I have to go to the doctor (blood test). Also used as a symbol for drug consumption.
Beware, contagious or “Biology is my favorite subject“. Microbe is the short form of microorganism. Among the microscopic creatures are, e.g. bacteria, fungi or viruses. Most microorganisms are useful and only a few cause disease.
|DNA double helix|
We want a baby! Greatly enlarged, the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) looks like a twisted rope ladder. It is located in every single cell of a living being and contains the genetic information (genes). Symbol for genetics, evolution and life.
Biology is my favorite subject or “I have a bacterial infection”. Flat, round, transparent dish with lid, mostly used in chemistry, biology or medicine. For the cultivation of microorganisms or cell cultures.
You had better not dare any experiments or “There is a good chemistry between the two of us“. The small tubes made of glass are open on one side and are used in laboratories. Represents chemistry lessons, experiments or tests.
He is as daft as a brush, “New brooms sweep clean“ or “I got the brush-off”. The cleaning instrument brings order (to the house, to your life) and it sweeps away rubbish and dirt (or worries). Symbol of superstition and magic, e.g. the witches’ broom.
The ballplayer made a basket, “Let’s have a picnic“ or “I have to wash my clothes“. The braided basket is mostly made of wood and used for storage, protection, or transport.
Go shopping, please or “You can wipe your butt with it“. Be it kitchen roll, toilet paper or paper towels – mostly intended for single use and serving for cleaning and hygiene.
I’m in the john, don’t disturb me! or “He is joyriding the porcelain bus.“ November 19 of each year is World Toilet Day. Approximately 60% of the world’s population do not have a toilet at home.
|Bar of soap|
You are watching your favorite soap opera or want to whitewash your reputation. Soap is mainly used for body cleansing. Represents cleanliness and hygiene.
Sponge on others or throw in the sponge. The sponge is used for washing and cleaning the home, the body, or the car.
I have to go to the drugstore or “Let’s have a spa day again“. The pump bottle may contain various lotions, e.g. moisturizing cream for your hands and the body, or sunscreen. Represents body care, pampering and well-being.
Golden key as an object: “I need my keys” or “Do not forget your keys”. Symbolic meaning: “This is very important!”
A decorated old key that can be used to open chests or antique doors. Has more symbolic meaning, can also be used in the context of fairy tales and stories.
I am confined to bed or “It’s time to go to bed“. The cozy bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture. It represents rest, relaxation and sleep.
The stuffed animal is a popular toy for children and a childhood companion. The cuddly teddy bear is a symbol of nostalgia, of beautiful memories as well as security and protection.
This work of art in the frame can point to the photo of a person or that the chat partner is going to take photos. Also used to indicate art or a visit to the museum.
Let’s go shopping! The city stroll was successful, the credit card is still burning. Women love shopping, which is often annoying for men. May also relate to clothing, food or other consumer goods.
The bookmark flags the last read page in a book. Means: I am done with reading. The emoji is also known as a price label.
Moai are stone figures on Easter Island. There is also such a statue in Tokyo. Serve as the connecting link to the hereafter. They represent traveling, the miracles of the world, and myths of mankind.
Let’s be happy and have fun! The red balloon is a symbol of joy. Can also symbolize your own uniqueness.
|Izakaya Paper Lantern|
Traditional Japanese Izakaya lantern. These lanterns are often found at the front door of traditional Japanese restaurants. The emoji can be understood as an invitation.
A bow is typically used to decorate and beautify something, such as a gift. The pink ribbon stands for femininity and romance or girlishness. Also known as a symbol for the knowledge of breast cancer.
Congratulations! Symbol of all kinds of celebration: from birthday to the wedding to New Year’s Eve. At the end of the event, a confetti ball has opened, colorful confetti are falling out: let’s party! Expression of joy, fun, and community.
Happy Birthday! The confetti bomb explodes in a fountain of paper streamers and confetti. A party might be in progress or someone has been successful and is very happy about something.
At the annual unofficial Japanese holiday Hina-Matsuri (girls’ festival) dolls are set up. They are meant to banish evil spirits and bring the girls good health as well as luck with their mate choice. Symbol of Japan.
The Japanese wind chime (Furin) made of glass is a symbol of the summer. In light wind delicate tones sound. Not just a decoration, but a lucky charm in Asia. Used in Feng Shui to maximize chi and life energy.
|Red gift envelope|
I wish for money for my birthday! At Chinese festivals or weddings people almost always present gifts of money in red envelopes (Hong Bao). Symbol of prosperity, destiny and happiness.
A closed envelope stands for receiving or sending e-mails, messages or a letter. “I received a message“ or “I have to write an e-mail“.
The white envelope, sealed with a heart, contains a love letter. With a heartfelt message. Symbolizes love and romance. Expresses affection or invites to a date.
Glued or pinned information sign. Provides information on content, price, expiration date, etc. for goods or items. You can also ‘label’ people and place them in a specific category, e.g. superficial.
I paid my dues!, “Can you pick up the bill for me?“ or “I have to exchange those jeans again“. The receipt serves as proof that a product or service has been purchased or paid for.
Charts can be used to visualize information. They are usually clearer than text and are used for comparison: the higher the bar, the larger the number. Can be used in conjunction with school or work.
|Chart With Uptrend|
A line chart helps to show developments over time. For stocks or finances, an uptrend is a good sign. Also: the business is going well. Can generally be used to signal: Things are looking up!
My pants are ripped! The safety pin is the savior in distress. Has been helping to close clothes for thousands of years. Was the diaper holder and precursor of the brooch. Jewelry in the punk scene and symbol of solidarity.
I have to calculate that first! The board with the sliding pieces serves as a calculation help for children today. Allows you to perform the basic arithmetic operation. Was widespread in the Middle Ages.
I mustn’t forget! Red drawing pin with round plastic head. Used to indicate your own position during navigation. Can also represent sewing.
Two crossed Japanese flags. They are a sign of solidarity toward their origin. The red dot on white background symbolizes the rising sun.
|Lock With Ink Pen|
Blocked padlock with fountain pen. Confidential data is encrypted and secure, sensitive information has been digitally signed.
An open padlock. “Something is open to you or available”, or: “I’m going to uncover something that has been a secret up to now”. Also possible: “Caution, this information is not secure!”
Closed padlock. The object or the information is not available to you, or you keep it safe and protected. Caution! A symbol of confidentiality!
|Closed Lock With Key|
Symbol of security. “The information is safe” or “Nobody else will find out!” A friend confides a secret to you and counts on your keeping it safe in your hands.
Symbols emojis with their meaning
You’ll find all current symbols emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: Whatsapp Symbols Emojis
The red heart is the classical symbol of love. Expression of passion and romance. But also in the non-romantic context for friendship and strong bonds.
The heart shape is the symbol of love. The orange heart may represent a half-hearted love or you do not want to have a relationship but just be friends.
A heart of gold. Represents cordial love and purity of the heart. Not so much in the romantic context, but rather for happiness, friendship and the joy of life.
Expression of life or lifestyle (e.g. healthy diet) and closeness to nature. Also known as the jealous heart, it may indicate relationship issues or the hope for reconciliation. Often used on the Irish St. Patrick’s Day.
I have full confidence in you! Represents platonic love, faithfulness, loyalty and friendship. But also: support of the awareness of autism, love of water sports or expression of a fetish.
Expression of understanding and compassionate love. Represents affection and care. For Mother’s Day or in messages between parents and children. Used by fashion-conscious people or celebrities as an expression of glamor or wealth. In the US, military medal for wounded soldiers.
The black heart shows a dark and twisted sense of humor. It can reflect the dark side of the soul. Also used to express grief and sorrow.
I am desperately unhappy! The broken red heart expresses sadness and suffering. Someone is love sick at the moment.
|Heavy Heart Exclamation Mark Ornament|
I totally agree with that! A heart with a dot below forms a decorative exclamation mark. This gesture comes from the heart and emphasizes that you really like something or someone.
Love is in the air! Not so much in the passionate context, but rather a decoration. In romantic texts an expression of affection for someone or friendships among girls.
Two hearts circling around each other represent the love between two persons. Someone wants to win your heart.
I love you so much! The beating heart symbolizes a strong connection and expresses strong feelings for someone or something. Is also a symbol of life: A baby is on the way.
The three hearts in one another are to convey an ever-growing heart. The feelings are getting deeper and deeper, the love is growing. The heartbeat increases and the heart is filled with joy after an emotional conversation or a great experience.
You are simply great! A sparkling heart means someone is doting on you. Persistence will be rewarded now!
|Heart With Arrow|
Cupid’s arrow hit you – you’re hopelessly in love! Expresses romantic feelings in messages. Often used around Valentine’s Day.
|Heart With Ribbon|
You have my love. The box in a heart shape with a ribbon could contain chocolates or jewelry. Popular on Valentine’s Day or on birthdays. Or someone gives you his heart.
A decorative variation of the heart symbol. Stands for love, attention and affection of your conversation partner.
Om (Sanskrit). The mantra is considered sacred in religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. Primeval sound of the origin of the universe. Also known as the Namaste symbol. Emoji stands for spiritual development, meditation and yoga.
|Wheel Of Dharma|
Wheel of the doctrine. An important sign in Hinduism and Buddhism. It reminds us of the eight ways of perception and of the fact that only the body dies, but the spirit continues in another form.
|Star Of David|
The Star of David is an important symbol of the people of Israel and the Jewish religion. This is why it can also be seen on the ensign. It is usually sent during the festival of lights, Chanukkah.
|Hexagram With Dot|
The six-pointed star with a dot in the middle unites two triangles; connection of opposites. Multifaceted symbolism: Freemasons, union of spirit and matter, expulsion of evil spirits and demons.
The Chanukkia is a nine-armed candlestick and is lit only at the Jewish Chanukka festival. Each candle stands for one day of the eight-day festival. With the ninth candle the others are ignited, respectively.
Yin and yang emoji expresses the shared identity of actually opposing things such as body and mind. Stands for balance and stability.
Through the additional bar, the Russian-Orthodox symbol is an extension of the cross known from Christianity. With the “foot rest”, it is meant to remind us of the crucifixion of Jesus.
|Place of Worship|
The kneeling person under a roof symbolizes a place of prayer. This could be a church or a mosque. The sign can be found at airports, for example.
The astronomical sign for the constellation of Ophiuchus (Latin for serpent bearer). One of the 48 constellations of the Greek ancient world and the subject of Greek myths. In some circles, is considered the unknown 13th zodiac sign.
People with the zodiac sign Pisces (20 February to 20 March) are characterized by a strong sensitivity. They are good listeners and faithfully stand by your side.
The capital letters ID in a square are the abbreviation for identification number. This number allows a direct correlation to an object, to people or an item.
The biohazard sign warns of biological substances that pose a threat to humans and the environment. Someone goes to work sick and is contagious.
|Mobile Phone Off|
Mobile phones should be switched off, e.g. in the cinema or in the hospital. Can also be used to signalize: I am unavailable!
The astrological symbol shows Aries. This zodiac sign is described as fierce, dynamic and spontaneous, and often is the more dominant partner in love.
The Taurus (21 April to 20 May) is persevering and has a good taste for beautiful things. You should not tell a Taurus what to do. People in this zodiac sign like to do things in their own rhythm.
The zodiac sign Gemini lies between 21 May and 21 June. The urge for variety and movement is typical for Gemini. They are driven by an extraordinary curiosity.
The zodiac sign Cancer from the zodiac calendar. Those born under the zodiac of Cancer are described as gentle, helpful and modest.
I’m a lion! The zodiac sign Leo lies between 23 July and 23 August. A Leo is self-assured, kind, and generous.
Symbol of the astrological star sign Virgo. A Virgo knows what she wants and how to achieve it.
The zodiac sign Libra. Libra is regarded as being in need of harmony, balanced, and diplomatic. You can score points with a Libra by showing polite manners and etiquette.
The Scorpius is the eighth sign of the zodiac and lies between 24 October and 22 November. People with this star sign want to scrutinize and explore everything. They are fastidious and prefer honesty.
In astrology, the arrow symbol with a horizontal line stands for the zodiac sign Sagittarius. These people are independent, generous and optimistic.
As the tenth zodiac sign, the Capricorn lies in the period between 22 December and 20 January. People in this star sign only believe what they can see. Therefore you should not fool a Capricorn!
The symbol of the star sign Aquarius. People born between the 21st of January and the 19th of February are inventive contemporaries, open to new ideas and they love the variety.
White flower with Japanese inscription “Very well done”. Used in schools in Japan as a stamp for very good achievements.
|Mahjong Game Stone “Red Dragon”|
A symbol (the red dragon) from the Japanese Mahjong game. The player wins the game who first has all the stones with figures and a pair. The red dragon is one of these figures.
That’s OK for me! Emoji is pronounced “ka” in Japanese and “ke” in Chinese. Roughly means: possible, appropriate, or permissible.
Emoji shows a smartphone, which is muted and merely vibrates. This could be the request not to disturb, or a demand to respond.
|Subject To Fees|
This is not free! Emoji shows a Japanese and Chinese phrase. Means “toll”, “charge”, or “property”.
Emoji is known as the symbol for the free broadcasting service in Japan. Stands for an offer without liability to charges. Can also mean “I don’t own anything”. Opposite emoji: [ “Subject To Fees” ]
We are open! Japanese symbol shows that a business is operable and open, or a service is offered.
Emoji is used in Japan for the identification marking of requests and forms. In the Chinese zodiac, it can also refer to the monkey.
The Chinese (yue) and Japanese (tsuki) meaning of this sign is “monthly” or “moon”. For instance, people are reminded of a monthly due amount with it.
The eight-pointed star is usually utilized as a decorative element. It is meant to express joy, breeziness, and exuberance.
The VS (versus) symbol is mostly used to compare two things or circumstances. For example, hamburger vs. pizza, Klitschko vs. Tyson. Can also mean “Objection!”
You can grab a bargain here! In Japan, the symbol indicates special offers and discounts.
Keep this for you! In Japan and China, the symbol is used to point to a secret.
I wish you luck! Sign for best wishes and blessings. Also used on national holidays.
This is an agreement! This Japanese emoji can stand for a union, such as in a partnership. It can also hint at a meeting. The symbol is also used when an exam or a test has been passed.
A Japanese character in white with a red background. It stands for full absorption capability and capacity. The sign is used, for instance, for “filling up the car tank” or for displaying hotel rooms. Opposite emoji: [ free & unoccupied ]
The Japanese symbol for “sale”. In the event of discount campaigns, it is hanged in front of the shop door, so that the customer can spot the opportunity.
Caution, prohibited! This Japanese symbol indicates a prohibition or restriction. A certain action or behavior is not desired.
“This is not allowed!” or “Don’t do this!” This large red cross is usually utilized when something is undesired. Can also be a sign of multiplication or kissing.
A flagpole with self-tinkered Japanese wind cones in carp shape (Koi-Nobori). At the children’s festival two large carps are suspended for the parents and small ones for the children.
So far and no further! Symbol for “no admittance”, “keep out”, or “no entry”. Is also used if your chat partner is angry.
Name badge emoji is used for identification, e.g., at work. The tulip-shaped design is typical of Japanese kindergartens.
So far and no further! The admittance to buildings or rooms is prohibited. Similar to a prohibition sign, e.g. no smoking.
Comic and Manga symbol (often with the words “Bam“) indicates where a punch landed. The chat partner is very angry. Emoticon is a warning sign: Beware, you have gone too far.
A hot thermal spring with rising steam. Symbol on Japanese cards. I want to relax with you, or let’s go swimming!
|Question Mark Ornament|
I beg your pardon? A bright-red question mark, which underlines the high importance of the question asked. Chat partner expects an immediate response.
|White Question Mark|
A question must be answered! The more question marks, the more urgent. However, the white question mark is less punchy than the red question mark.
Thick (red) symbol for an exclamation mark. Is used to express a concern or to yell a desire for something.
|White Exclamation Mark|
The white exclamation mark shall draw attention to something. Due to the light color, it is less dramatic than the red exclamation mark.
|Double Exclamation Mark|
The signal color red and the double number of exclamation marks clarify the meaning of a statement. May also emphasize the urgency. You attach particular importance to what has been said or you are shocked by a message.
|Hundred Points Symbol|
Number 100 in red, double underlined. Can mean: I’m proud, everything is perfect. I agree 100% with it. I got full score in the exam.
The trident is used for attack, defense or as a hunting weapon. Often seen in the hands of statues of gods. Can be a warning sign.
Stylized blossom of the iris, usually in the colors gold or yellow, is considered chivalrous. Symbol from the French coat of arms art (heraldry). The decorative symbol can be found in many logos or in the emblem of the world organization of the scout movement.
|Part Alternation Mark|
The curved M is a Japanese punctuation mark that indicates the singer’s start in a song. Also used as a symbol for McDonald’s.
Take this as a warning! The black exclamation mark in the yellow triangle is a universal warning symbol. Is symbolic for potential danger or someone is entering dangerous grounds.
Sign for motorists to drive with particular care and to watch out for children who might suddenly run onto the road. Near schools or on the way to school.
Green recycling symbol consisting of three counterclockwise arrows. Indicates that something can be reused. Can often be found on packages.
In Chinese, this symbol is pronounced “zhi“ and in Japanese “yubi“. Stands for a finger or a toe, which is pointing at a certain place or in a direction.
|Globe With Meridians|
The planet earth with latitude and longitude (meridian). Symbol for internationalization, such as global movements or the worldwide web. On iOS devices, icon for changing the keyboard language.
|Diamond Shape With a Dot Inside|
Represents the Japanese term Kawaii. Translated, it means lovable, sweet, cute, adorable. A lifestyle that puts the childish and cute side in the foreground. Resembles a flower in its shape.
Symbol for a cyclone (violent hurricane in the tropics). Might mean: Beware, you are in for something. The spiral shape can also be used in a decorative way. In its original meaning the symbol for dizziness (I feel dizzy).
I’m going to the toilet! The abbreviation comes from the English water closet. In German, you say loo or “quiet place”. In some countries, this symbol points to the toilet in public buildings.
There is something still available here. Japanese emoji for vacancy or availability. Among other things, it is used to indicate free parking spaces and hotel rooms.
|Free Of Charge|
Emoji indicates a free offer, mostly in connection with a service. In Japan, it calls attention to e.g. a free meal or drink.
Sign pointing to luggage lockers where luggage can be safely stored for a fee. Can be found, for example, at airports or at bus stations in Japan.
“I have to see a man about a dog” or “I am in the john”. The symbol explains to gentlemen which toilet door is the right one. Men spend more time in the bathroom than women, but they do not go there as often.
The female stick figure often points to the ladies’ room. It is still a popular mystery why women go to the bathroom together. Can generally be used as a symbol for the female gender.
The symbol indicates a suitable room with baby changing table to change the baby’s diapers. Refers to newborns or as an indication of pregnancy.
Want to watch a movie? Film projector or cinema screen with curtains. Emoji represents the cinema.
Emoji shows a Japanese post office, a music note, the ampersand, and a percent sign. Icon for switching from the alphabetic to the numeric keyboard or to the keyboard with symbols or special characters.
This is not OK! NG stands for “No Good” and is used as the colloquial antonym of “OK” in Japan. Chat partner wants to save you from a mistake or warn you about something.
Keyboard key with rounded corners and the number 0 in the middle. The freezing point of water. Someone gets from naught to sixty!
Square with rounded corners and the number 1 in the middle. Looks like a keyboard key. Can be used to emphasize numerical data, e.g. year dates.
Square with rounded corners and the number 2 in the middle. Similar to a keyboard key. Symbol of opposites, e.g. man and woman or yin and yang.
Keyboard key with rounded corners and the number 4 in the middle. Four cardinal directions, four seasons. Stands for luck in the western world (shamrock) and is an unlucky number in Asia.
Keyboard key with the number 7 in the middle. Number of days of a week. Often occurs in fairy tales, e.g. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Valiant Little Tailor slays seven (flies) in one go.
|⃣||Keycap Number Sign|
Can I mark you? Emoji represents the hash key on a keyboard. Known as the hashtag, it is used to communicate within social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Is also used e.g. for credit checks with the mobile phone.
Geometric sign with a downward pointing triangle. Can be used for navigation (down) or give more emphasis to a communication.
Next please! An arrow pointing to the right may refer to the next person in a group or an object. Can also indicate the direction to the chat partner.
To the west. This arrow is used to indicate a direction. Someone is asked to look left. Often this also refers to a previously made statement.
The arrow indicates the direction: symbolically or literally. “Things are looking up again!“ Or “I already told you in my previous message.“
|Anticlockwise Open Circle Arrows|
Counterclockwise rotating arrows. Can be found on the Internet to refresh the page. Can be used as a symbol for a restart or new start. Or to express that something is recurring.
Excerpt from a printed piece of music: Two eighth notes connected to a bar. Refers to a song or to listening to music, e.g. on the radio.
In Asian character sets, the wavy line has the same meaning as a hyphen in Latin-based standard languages.
The “curly loop“ originates from Japan. Looks like an astrological symbol and is also used as a secret code. Shhh, do not tell anyone!
|Double Curly Loop|
The double “curly loop“ is known as a symbol for a toll-free number in Japan. Looks like the symbol of a cassette recorder or answering machine.
|Heavy Multiplication X|
I cannot agree with that! Emoji can be used to characterize a false statement. Is often used as a symbol for the word “against” in sport.
My love for you is eternal! The lying eight is a mathematical sign for an infinite number. Can have different meanings. Symbol for vicious circle, e.g. a snake is biting its own tail. Stands for entirety in tarot cards. Means eternal bond in friendship and love.
|END With Left Arrow Above|
The relationship is over or “The offer ends soon!“ The left-pointing arrow with the word “END“ may also ask you to go to the end of a song, a movie, etc. It can also express an emotional state, such as “I’m at the end of my tether!“
|BACK With Left Arrow|
A left-pointing arrow with the word “BACK“ underneath. Can be used literally or metaphorically. “Turn around and take the other way“. Start over or return to something.
That’s TOP! Emoji literally and symbolically points upwards. Often thought of as an invitation to deal with the above again.
I’ll be right there! A sign with the word “soon” and an arrow. Something will be accomplished soon, or as soon as possible.
Consider this matter ticked off! A task has been successfully completed or all preparations have been made. Everything is fine and working perfectly.
Hey, listen to the new hit! The radio button is usually applied when talking about music. Is one of the least used symbols.
Can stand for an engagement, because the white circle’s round shape resembles a ring. Symbol for asexual or genderless (gender).
Picture of a perfect black circle. The geometric shape can stand for a blackout or a total eclipse. The color black usually expresses negative feelings or aversions.
|Large Red Circle|
The red circle is usually applied to highlight a text message. Has no negative or positive connotation. Also used as a symbol for kickball (resembling baseball).
|Small orange diamond|
The world’s largest orange diamond has 14.82 carats and was auctioned off in 2013 for a record EUR 30 million. Are known for their brilliancy and their brightness. Nitrogen is responsible for the orange coloration.
|Small Blue Diamond|
The diamond stands for invincibility and purity. Blue diamonds are very rare and the best known is the Hope Diamond. It is allegedly cursed and brings misfortune to its owner.
|White Square Key|
The black square with the white border represents a push-button. Can also be used as a geometric shape or as a decoration.
|Black Medium Square|
I do not feel well today! The meaning of this square depends on the context. For example, is also used in connection with black outfits.
|Eye in Speech Bubble|
The eye in the speech bubble represents the anti-bullying campaign “I Am A Witness”, which agitates against online abuse.
Emoticon with dollar and yen currency symbols with arrows. Sometimes with euro and British pound. Stands for money exchange between two currencies.
Circle with a T and M in the middle. Writing “trademark” after a brand name comes from the US. Use cannot be made without explicit permission. Is often jokingly used in a chat with a fictitious name, e.g. tomatosauceleavesbeautifulspots’shirt™.
Circle with a C in the middle. The C stands for copyright. The creator’s rights of a work are protected by law. Only he or she can decide on publication, distribution or duplication.
Circle with an R in the middle. The R stands for registered. The labeling may only be used for registered trademarks. Trademark law thus protects goods or services from imitators.
In comics, the thought bubble indicates that the character is thinking. Can point to an inner dialogue, a procedure must be considered or a decision yet to be made. Represents daydreaming …
We need to talk about it! Speech bubble smiley with three dots. Can also mean: Just a second, I’m in a conversation at the moment.
I still have an ace up my sleeve! Is mostly used in conjunction with poker and card games. In bridge, the spade is the most valuable symbol, in skat the second most valuable.
|♥||Hearts Playing Card|
One of the four colors in the card game. Generally, the heart represents feelings and love relationships. Opportunities should be seized and risks taken.
|Joker Playing Card|
I still have a joker up my sleeve! The Joker occurs in various games and can replace any card. Usually a court jester is pictured, hiding his face behind a mask.
|Japanese Flower Card|
Japanese playing cards (Hanafuda) with floral motifs. For each month there are different cards with different values, a total of 48 cards. The full moon card is assigned to the month of August.
|No One Under Eighteen|
A warning sign with the crossed number 18. Caution! Only adults are welcome here!
Smoking is not allowed here or I quit smoking! In places with this sign you must not reach for a cigarette. Among other reasons, non-smoking-rules serve to protect against health impairments of present people.
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