You'll find all current smileys and people emojis in Whatsapp and Facebook as well as a description of their meaning. Have fun with diving into the colorful world of emojis!
Category: 🥰 Smileys & People Emojis
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.
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.
When you're being sarcastic.
To say I'm in trouble, but I can't do anything. All I can do is smile.
This can also refer to “You too? “ When a person does the same thing as you. 😇
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don't know how to react. Delemma. Confused state.
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.
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“.
When I read a joke or something that is so funny. This is the most usable emoji for me.
Smile, even in difficult times. Instead of being really happy, you smile despite the pain. The real feelings are hidden behind a smile. Someone is going through difficult times or has a lot of problems.
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.
Is grinning shyly and embarrassed. The red cheeks are an expression of joy. Represents happiness, contentment, peace of mind and gratitude. Text-based variant: ^^.
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.
Sometimes this is used to express “blessed“, e.g. “I am blessed“.
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.
This emoji is literally the best, it shows how you are neither very cheery or pleased about something but not making a problem out of it. Play it cool and could totally give a devil look or even be sarcastic.
“I am very happy today.“
Smiling as if everything is fine! Means smiling to hide pain or dissatisfaction.
This emoji indicates that you are not happy about something, but are okay with it because you have accepted the fact that life is not fair and you are unlucky.
This emoji is literally the best, it symbolizes that you are not happy with the situation or that you did not like the statement! You smiled in a sarcastic way!
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.
This emoji is also generally used for emotional things.
That's cool, because I thought it meant "to fall asleep."
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.
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.
You are in love.
To feel loved.
Happily and full of love.
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”.
It's like “not my problem 😗“ or “I don't care 😗“.
It's a pout.
Just whistle randomly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making fun of someone, annoying or jokingly offending someone. In provocative news, crude or black humor as well as with glee.
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.
With the questioning look on the face, resembles the actor “The Rock“ (Dwayne Johnson). Can be used to express skepticism, disbelief or disapproval.
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.
This emoji indicates that something is suspicious.
Something seems fishy to me, I have to keep an eye on it.
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.
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.
Smart Boy Symbol. 😎
It can also be used when you know what the other person is trying to tell you.
I use this emoji when I do something good and am proud of it.
Face with funny glasses and false eyebrows, bulbous nose and mustache stuck on. Someone wants to hide himself or their intentions. As a disguise: You want to get to the bottom of something unrecognized. Symbolic for carnival.
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.
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.
A face with a lot of excitement and joy.
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.
This seems to me to be an "I don't care" emoji or an expression "Oh hunh!
It is an ignoring symbol.
Saying something that you're not sure is true or not.
The grumpy, sullen gaze expresses dissatisfaction. Is not enthusiastic about a thing and shows that. Expression of disinterest and disapproval.
It means that someone is very annoying and has a false heart and is ugly.
Really angry, upset about something.
To say, “You don't?“ Or maybe to say it's not good.
“I can't agree with that.“
Means that something or someone disgusted me.
Face is drooping and directed downwards. Smiley is very sad and frustrated and gives a disappointed impression. Represents sorrow, remorse and regret.
Expecting something very eagerly, but not getting it.
It represents that we are disappointed
It means that someone has caused too much pain and hurt their feelings.
It means the outcome of something disappointed you and has let you down.
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.
„I’m sorry to hear that“ or „What you’re saying annoys me a little bit“. The frown can show rejection and anger or a person is surprised, anxious.
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!
It could also mean that you feel miserable about something!
I use this emoji when many people write to me at the same time and I don't know who to reply to first.
I use it when I “refuse“ something or say “no“ in disagreement.
I use it as “I'm really sad,“ maybe I'll end up crying.
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.
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.
So sad that the eyes are filled with tears reflection in it. Also shows a "pity on someone feeling".
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.
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.
I use it to express extreme gratitude, e.g. for a beautiful compliment that overwhelms you. Also, for a sweet nostalgic or a very touching memory.
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.
Is very angry at something and steams out of the nose.
Very frustrated, need to blow off some steam.
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.
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.
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.
I use this emoji for something that is dirty.
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.
This is nebulous! The face is surrounded by fog or clouds. Those who have their heads in the clouds are either dreamy or do not want to admit reality. The view of something is blurred. There may also be a state of confusion or bliss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I use this emoji for a friend to show her my closeness.
I use this when a friend says something I like and I want to give them a hug in return.
Often used to show clapping with happiness.
I use this to show "No probs or nothing".
I use this emoji to accept appreciation and love, just as I would use a hug in person.
To calm my friend down, to keep him cool, I'm there and I care.
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.
Surprised by something.
We use this emoji as a sarcastic remark to a joke like “Oh reallyyy?“
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.
This expresses shyness. A person feels shy.
Blowing a kiss to someone.
It can also be interpreted as a giggle.
I use this to express my feelings when I try to hide my laughter.
When a person is shy and blushes.
An embarrassed giggle.
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.
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.
It could be interpreted as “eyes narrowed in suspicion.“
I use this when I'm bored with the person's chats.
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.
To express irritation.
Smiley is rolling its eyes. Finds the current situation or a person boring or annoying. Will disregard the message.
Emoji looks at the message above.
It means "Wow." 🙄
In modern times, it has a sexual meaning.
This means that you do not believe the person. “Oh please!!!“.
Wow, I'm impressed! Perplexed smiley is looking completely puzzled. Is positively or negatively surprised: from mildly astonished to completely steamrolled.
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.
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.
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!
I am dog-tired! The eyes are closed and the hand covers a yawn. The night was too short, you couldn't get enough sleep. Indication that a topic or a person is not of interest, but rather boring.
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.
When you are extremely in love with something or someone and can't resist.
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.
The emoji exhales noisily. Maybe with relief (phew, that was a close thing!) or with disappointment. There is something we may not like at all. Can also mean that the day was very exhausting and now you feel fatigue.
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.
The mouth is open, the eyes are spirals. The emoji has circulatory problems and is dizzy. Something or someone has cast a spell over us, we are hypnotized. There may be disorientation, e.g. in a foreign city or in a department store.
When there is too much going on and your head is spinning.
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.
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.
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.
It shows disgust to some person thing place idea or food..
A sneezing face with eyes closed, blowing its nose into a handkerchief. I caught a cold! Shows that someone is ill or feels uncomfortable.
This emoji is also used to show emotional feelings that they value the most.
It can also mean that something said is true.
This hurt alot
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.
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.
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.
Howdy! Typical American smiley with cowboy hat from the Wild West. Stands for freedom, nature, and hard work.
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.
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“.
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.
It can mean dying of laughter.
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.
Trick or treat! A candle is placed in a hollowed-out pumpkin with a grimace. The Halloween tradition was brought to the US by Irish immigrants. The emoji is usually sent as a symbol for Halloween.
Laughing cat with open mouth. Means fun and smirking, mostly used by cat lovers. The cattiness might stand for femininity.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
I'm praying that everything will go smoothly today or “Can you lend me some money please?“ The upturned palms represent a form of praying or asking for handouts. In American sign language, the symbol of an open book.
The two opened hands are stretched toward the counterpart. Represents affection and openness. Could also stand for a hug.
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!
I use this emoji as an appreciation and appeal.
Shake on it! The handshake can stand for a greeting or farewell, a sign of agreement or for a deal. Two people are holding hands or, in a figurative sense, to give someone a helping hand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Used to express the feeling of closeness and trust.
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.
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.
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.
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“).
Just this tiny bit is missing! Thumb and forefinger are close together to grab a small object. Indication that something is small or only available in small quantities.
What do you want?! “Ma che vuoi” is one of the most famous gestures in Italy. Universally applicable when someone asks for something or when you wish for something yourself. The more often the gesture is used, the more impatient or frustrated the other person is.
It means I want to eat something.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Don't come closer” or “Stop, wait!” The spread out hand can also indicate the number 5 or a high five.
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.
Looking through all the emojis, I think the waving hand emoji is the best greeting for the nation's pride and victory. In a peaceful and grateful way. ❣
Can also be used for slapping.
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.
Be as strong as a robot! The high-tech arm prosthesis enables amputees to move their arms and hands. Expresses enthusiasm for Star Wars, robot technology, bionics or science fiction.
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.
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.
Worshipful, with joined hands, obviously used for religious things, but also when we are grateful to someone for something very special.
Also used to show that you are angry about chatting with them. For example, “I'm going to ask you to leave me.“
An emoji to say “Namaskar“ or to greet and thank someone great or a friend in India.
Can also be used for greeting as it shows the greeting gesture “Namaste“.
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.
We're watching RoboCop! In connection with leg amputees or accessibility. Expresses an interest in science fiction or robot technology. The legs are as stiff as those of a robot: the soccer or leg training in the studio was too hard.
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.
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.
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!
It is used when you praise someone for their sexy/hot body in a wild photo or video or ask them to take pictures. 👅
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.
I cannot hear you! 466 million people worldwide are hard of hearing. Hearing aids improve the quality of life. Perhaps you have a hearing aid yourself, are hearing impaired, or don't want to hear certain things at all.
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.
You’ve got a big heart! The heart symbolizes love but also life. The heart beats around 3 billion times in the course of a lifetime. The lifelike image is often used in connection with a doctor or health.
I should stop smoking! Anatomically correct image of the lungs. The vital organ is responsible for breathing. In connection with the respiratory tract, health or doctors.
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!
It's also used to shout at somebody and also calling someone.
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.
The silhouette of two people. A friend you can rely on is standing behind you. Also symbolizes a community or group.
We’ll always be there for one another! You could use some affection or as a gesture that you would like to hug the other person. A hug expresses physical closeness, affection, comfort and security.
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“.
I want to have many children in the future! The gender-neutral variant of a child's face. Someone behaves childish or immature and should grow up urgently!
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.
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.
The adults are in the majority today! The gender-neutral version of an adult person. It's about a group or an individual whose gender does not matter.
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.
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.
Woman with curly hair. The emoji illustrates how one self or other people look like. You have just come from the hairdresser's or want to change your hair into a head of curls for the party. It is genetically determined if someone has straight or curly hair.
A man with curly hair: Australian surfer boy or guy with pompadour. This emoji illustrates the look of the new boyfriend, colleague or neighbor. Only 15% of the people of European descent have curls.
Marilyn Monroe or Pamela Anderson. Blond angel, choir girl, blond bombshell, silly or sexpot: No other hair color is more tainted with stereotype. Worldwide, only 2% are naturally blond, though, the rest had a little help.
The attractive Swede, the stereotype of a surfer, Daniel Craig or the nice new neighbor. Only 2% of the world's population is blond. Most blondies live in Northern Europe. Men rarely stay blond, their hair gets darker with increasing age.
This has given me a lot of gray hairs! Or “I need to dye my hair!“ Gray hair stands for wisdom, kindness and happiness. Dyed “granny hair“ is a trend. Natural gray is a taboo, at least with the celebrities.
Aging with dignity or growing gray hair because of stress. Due to genetic factors or external influences, the hair becomes gray. Fact: Eight out of every 10 women find gray-haired men attractive. Represents maturity and experience.
Sinéad O'Connor or Britney Spears. The clear-cut can stand for a fashion statement, expression of sexual determination but also for a serious illness. Also a trend in the social media (#boldandbadchallenge).
I am slowly getting bald! Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis or Jason Statham – many action heroes are bald. Represents strength and dominance. 66% of all men over the age of 35 are affected by loss of hair. Symbol of the aging process. But there can also be a serious illness behind the hair loss.
He is a real nature-boy or “You look like a hipster“. Full beard, goatee beard, mustache or three-day beard. Symbol of maturity, masculinity and wisdom of the age.
The long-haired woman has a beard. Perhaps due to genetic predisposition or a hormonal disorder. She had to be a “man's man”, that is, meet the expectations that are placed on men in particular. A beard stands for power, strength and self-confidence.
Man with long hair and hair growing on his face. With this, beard lovers express individuality, but above all potency and masculinity. Formerly a typical symbol of a barbarian, now a fashion trend.
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.
This rather concerns the older generation! Not yet old, but neither young anymore. Gender-neutral version of an older person. It is about people of mature age in general, where gender does not matter.
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.
The Asian man is wearing a traditional Chinese headgear, called gau pi mao. Was worn during the Qing dynasty 1616-1912, China’s last dynasty. In the context of China: culture, people, country.
Stories from One Thousand and One Nights! Several long strips of fabric are wrapped around the head using a special technique. Symbol of the Orient and Muslim countries. The turban also has a protective function, it protects against sand and sun and is a fashionable accessory.
I use it mainly as a symbol for Sikh people.
Triangular or suitably folded fabric for headgear. Is worn for practical, religious, cultural or fashionable reasons. The inventor of the emoji is a 16-year-old girl from Vienna who has since been on the list of the most influential teenagers in 2017.
Wanted by the police! Occupationally, the woman in the police uniform has to do with the fight against crime or she carries out private investigations. Beware, someone is watching over law and order!
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.
I will watch over it! The guardsmen with bearskin caps and red uniforms are a symbol of England. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace is as popular with tourists as the latter's trying to elicit a response from the guards.
I am getting on to the track of the truth! Trench coat, hat and dark sunglasses: The woman is investigating in secrecy. She reveals secrets and exposes bad intentions. Enough with the secrets!
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!
My medical studies are really exhausting! The woman in a white lab coat and stethoscope symbolizes healthcare. Can illustrate the profession or stand for health or illness.
Please send for the doctor! Symbolizes healthcare and can represent a doctor, nurse, therapist or surgeon. Someone has health problems or has an appointment with the doctor.
We are going on a farm holiday! Nature, animals, meadows and fields. The woman in a straw hat and dungarees works in agriculture, grows fruit and vegetables or is nature-loving.
We are going to the countryside! The man wears a straw or cowboy hat and dungarees. Refers to rural life, agriculture, horticulture or stock farming. Represents a close affinity to nature or a self-supporter.
I'm going to convince you of my cooking skills tonight! The woman with the characteristic chef's working clothes is a gourmet chef or an amateur cook, works in the catering trade or might not have any cooking talent at all.
Too many cooks spoil the broth! The man is wearing a chef's jacket as well as a chef's hat and is responsible for the preparation of tasty food. Whereas men are often only able to “cook“ fried eggs at home, you can find more men than women in professional kitchens.
The swotting was worth the trouble, now the celebration can start! The school, vocational training, further education or the studies were successfully completed. Represents education and knowledge.
A brand new university graduate! At some colleges, cap and gown or doctoral cap are worn at graduation ceremonies following the American example. Symbol for (further) education.
You can buy this for a song! Whether in the car or on the grand stage, the female singer at the microphone loves the show and enjoys entertaining her audience. Can also stand for the lust for life, lightheartedness and a carefree time.
You are a born entertainer! The man at the microphone is either a pop star, singing in the shower or he enjoys singing his own praises. Depending on the version, the singer looks like David Bowie or Prince.
A woman with class: the teacher. A woman is standing in front of a blackboard in order to teach. Two thirds of all educators are female. Hardly any other profession is confronted with more prejudices.
I wish I was a teacher! You are very happy with the new lecturer, teacher or professor. Symbolizes any kind of educational institution where teaching takes place. It can also be used jokingly if you teach the other person or play the eager beaver.
I'm an amateur craftswoman now! The woman is wearing protective goggles and clothing and is holding a going welding apparatus in her hand. You are a worker in manufacturing or in the metal industry, interested in physics and chemistry or like to repair things.
This will weld us together! During welding, parts are permanently interconnected. For protection, special goggles and resistant clothing must be worn. The man works in manufacturing, in a factory or is an amateur craftsman.
You spend too much time online! A computer freak, student, blogger or online shopping enthusiast. The woman spends a lot of time in front of the computer because of her hobby, her education or her job.
I find new technologies exciting! The man is sitting in front of the computer or laptop and is working, either as a developer or IT expert. Someone is spending too much time online playing video games.
I'll stay in the office longer today! The woman in business attire works as an employee, businesswoman, assistant or manager in an office.
Represents pencil pushers or suits. Whether employee, director, manager or businessman: The clothes indicate an office job. Or the man is dressing up and wearing the new suit.
I can do that myself! or “I need to bring my car to the garage!“ The woman is wearing a boiler suit for her profession or wants to emphasize her ability to repair things.
I'm going to work on the car later! or “I can fix everything!“ The man in the boiler suit could be working as an electrician, craftsman, plumber or mechanic. Stands for manual skills or maybe for their absence.
I'm experimenting a little! With the color of my hair, in the kitchen or in the laboratory. Goggles and lab coat indicate a female biologist, chemist, physicist or scientist. Shows an interest in chemistry or illustrates that a solution is being searched for.
What will be the outcome of it? The man is wearing goggles and a lab coat and works as a scientist or researcher in a laboratory. Something is still in the experimental stage, but they are already researching the solution.
Don't paint a gloomy picture of everything! A woman with the stereotypical beret on her head and with a paintbrush and painter's palette in her hand. She is an artist by profession, has discovered a new hobby for herself or is painting the apartment. Expression of creativity and self-realization.
Don't always paint everything in black and white or gray and drab! A painter with a paintbrush and painter's palette in his hand. Represents creative talent, originality and self-realization.
Firefighters advance when something is burning. A hot discussion is going on, a childhood dream job is coming true, there is a fire somewhere or the kitchen fire from your last attempt to cook could be extinguished by yourself.
What's the fire? The firefighters' protective clothing protects firefighters from the high temperatures. The fire department extinguishes fires, saves lives and sometimes cats from trees. Used in conjunction with safety, fire protection and the job profile.
Welcome on board, this is your pilot speaking! The woman in a uniform, epaulettes with stripes and a cap navigates a plane. Represents dreams, change and freedom. In 1988 a female co-pilot was in a cockpit for the first time, in 2000 the first female captain.
This is your captain speaking, we are entering our final approach! The man with a uniform, brevet and cap is a (future) pilot. Refers to flying or navigating and aircraft in general.
Discover new things, reach unexpected heights or leave everything behind! The female astronaut (Lat. star traveler) is going on an exploring expedition to space. The childhood dream of many. Often used in connection with the universe.
As a kid I wanted to become an astronaut! The astronaut in a space suit explores the universe in a spaceship. Also used to express interest in space travel and planets. Represents the desire to discover something new and to increase the expansion of the mind.
Woman is wearing a black robe and holding a judge's gavel. The task of judges is jurisprudence. Can be used in connection with courts or the judiciary. A decision must be made or justice must prevail!
Guilty as charged! or “No plaintiff, no judge“. The judge stands for law as well as for justice.
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.
We are going to marry! The bridal veil is a fashion accessory and once was a symbol of virginity. Can be used for cross-dressing, a homosexual wedding, or jokingly for a feminine man.
It's going to be glamorous tonight! In the 1920s, style icon Marlene Dietrich made the tuxedo socially acceptable. In the 1960s, Yves Saint Laurent added “Le Smoking” to his collection. Fashionable symbol of emancipation and women's movement.
Today is a big day! The tuxedo consists of a jacket, a vest and trousers. Particularly elegant and suitable for sophisticated occasions. Symbolically, the emoji stands for an official occasion or celebration, for example, a banquet or your own wedding. The tuxedo also illustrates affectionate appointments and reunions.
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.
A prince (from the Latin princeps = the first one) with crown. Title of nobility as the descendant of a king. The emoji is also used ironically for a show off or for a wealthy, good-looking man. The prince is considered a general symbol of luck and represents reason, intellect and masculinity. Your wishes will come true.
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.
The friendly elderly woman with a red and white cap and glasses is Santa Claus’ wife. First mentioned in the short story “A Christmas Legend“ (1849) by James Rees. Represents the feast of Christmas and the contemplative pre-Christmas period.
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.
I love Christmas! Gender-neutral alternative to Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. With regard to Christmas. Symbolic figure for Christmas gifts: Bring presents to the good children, the bad ones get the birching.
This is just hocus-pocus or “I'm not a magician!“ Someone wants to watch fantasy movies or has an idea for a carnival costume. Whether real magician or magical personality: It's about supernatural magic.
My favorite movie is Lord of the Rings! The small, graceful nature spirits with the pointed ears are mediators between nature and humans. The mythical creatures have supernatural abilities, can fly and become invisible. Represent timidity, delicateness and a close affinity to nature.
I am a creature of the night or “you bloodsucker“! Dark cloak and pointed fangs: The undead in man-shape leave their graves at night to drink blood, preferably of the human kind. Have supernatural powers. The most famous vampire is probably Count Dracula.
Walking around like a zombie, playing “Resident Evil“ or watching “The Walking Dead“! Fictional creature from horror movies: a walking dead person, deprived of his or her soul. Mostly bad, scary and out for revenge. Represents will-less, dependent people.
Tales from Thousand and One Nights, I Dream of Jeannie or Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Character from oriental fairy tales: Locked in a bottle or lamp for punishment, the genie must satisfy three wishes for everyone who frees him. Metaphor for self-inflicted danger.
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.
You still believe in the tooth fairy or “I love Peter Pan films“. The mostly beautiful mythical creatures have magic powers. They can be female as well as male, good or bad. They symbolize magic, purity and childishness.
I have never been here! Dressed in black, masked and armed with a throwing star or sword. Japanese martial artist and master of camouflage and deception. Stands for espionage, supernatural abilities and dark fascination.
Powerful and dedicated.
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.
Someone is expecting a visit from the stork. The pregnant woman who is holding her belly is going to have a baby! The roly-poly belly can also stand for weight gain or you ate too much (“food baby“).
I woke up every two hours last night! A woman breastfeeding a baby. According to a study, about 80% of the mothers in Germany breastfeed their child for about 7 months. Breastfeeding in public is a controversial topic and triggered a trend in social media in 2017.
I am babysitting! A woman is feeding a baby with the bottle. Expression of motherliness and care. Jokingly for a mother's boy.
He is on parental leave! The man is bottle feeding the baby on his arm. The family has grown or you are a proud father. They can also be siblings.
My sibling is born! The person is feeding the baby in their arms and smilingly looks at the infant. It's about your own child or sibling love, childcare or parental leave.