What does Genki mean anyway?

Are you feeling energetic? Lively? Healthy? Let's find out if you are GENKI!

Genki is a Japanese word without a direct English translation. It roughly means having energy, pep, or health, the kanji 元気 mean “original spirit” or good health and high vigor. The term 元気 was used in ancient China, to refer to a primal energy that makes up all things. Today in Japan it is a common greeting! How lively do you feel today?

Here is a kid friendly website if you want to learn to use this greeting!

Web Japan Kids Web - GENKI!

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Child Health 2.0

Principal Investigator Dr. Colleen Davison

Department of Public Health Sciences

Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, CA

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