❤️ Symbols emojis with their meaning

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❤️Red Heart
Love and affection are expressed by the red heart emoji ❤. In romantic relationships, it represents passion and deep feelings. But it can also express friendship or family affection. In everyday life, it is often used to express gratitude or appreciation. Also, it shows enthusiasm, passion, or approval for an idea or proposal. In social media, it is often used to add a positive, emotional note to posts or comments. Regardless of the context, the red heart is a universal sign of deep feelings and intimate relationships.
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❤️ Red Heart
Love and affection are expressed by the red heart emoji ❤. In romantic relationships, it represents passion and deep feelings. But it can also express friendship or family affection. In everyday life, it is often used to express gratitude or appreciation. Also, it shows enthusiasm, passion, or approval for an idea or proposal. In social media, it is often used to add a positive, emotional note to posts or comments. Regardless of the context, the red heart is a universal sign of deep feelings and intimate relationships.
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🧡️ Orange Heart
An orange heart 🧡 is a versatile emoji that can be used in a variety of contexts. It represents both tender love and close friendship without conveying the same passion as the classic red heart. The orange heart can be used to express warmth and caring in a less romantic way, such as between siblings or close friends. Additionally, it represents half-hearted love or the need to be just friends in a relationship. Finally, it symbolizes a loving and supportive relationship that is not necessarily romantic.
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💛️ Yellow Heart
A heart of gold. Yellow represents warmth, brightness and energy, so the yellow heart 💛 is often associated with positive feelings. It can symbolize unconditional love and support in a friendship without implying romantic feelings. Likewise, it represents happiness, loyalty, and genuine affection. Furthermore, it expresses appreciation and gratitude for someone who stands by you in difficult times. In this sense, the yellow heart symbolizes a soulful and deep connection that goes beyond the usual boundaries of affection.
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💚️ Green Heart
The green heart emoji 💚 has several meanings and refers to different aspects of life. For example, it can symbolize an ecological mindset and express the desire to act in an environmentally conscious way. In a less romantic context, it represents friendship and solidarity, the desire to show someone that you are there for them. It is also understood as an expression of jealousy or reconciliation in relationship conflicts. Finally, the emoji is used in the context of celebrations such as St. Patrick's Day to express love for Irish culture.
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💙️ Blue Heart
I have full confidence in you! As a blue heart 💙, this emoji often represents deep feelings of friendship, loyalty and faithfulness between people. At the same time, it can also be understood as a sign of mutual trust and support. It symbolizes love for water sports and appreciation for nature, especially the sea and rivers. In addition, it is used as a symbol of support for autism awareness initiatives to express solidarity and understanding. In a less personal context, brands use the blue heart to spread positive vibes without resorting to romantic or passionate associations.
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🩵️ Light Blue Heart
Light blue hearts 🩵 represent a special form of affection based on companionship and sincere gratitude. This emoji exudes a calming and peaceful presence and is ideal for expressing positive feelings between friends and family members. Light blue is also associated with cheerfulness and optimism and is used to express these moods. In some cases, the light blue heart symbolizes the sea or the sky, giving it a deeper meaning in certain contexts.
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💜️ Purple Heart
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.
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🖤️ Black Heart
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.
🤍️ White heart
The heart is an international symbol of love, affection and compassion. A white heart can symbolize the purity, kindness and innocence of a relationship or friendship.
🤎️ Brown heart
A heart not only represents love, but also life. The brown heart can express a closeness to the environment or nature as well as a preference for chocolate. Brown is a warm color and stands for warmth, security and comfort.
💔️ Broken Heart
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.
💕️ Two Hearts
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.
💞️ Revolving Hearts
Two hearts circling around each other represent the love between two persons. Someone wants to win your heart.
💓️ Beating 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.
💗️ Growing Heart
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.
💖️ Sparkling Heart
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.
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❤‍🔥️ Heart on fire
My heart is on fire for you! Somebody sparked our heart or we are burning for something. We're full of enthusiasm, we're catching fire. Expression of strong love with a lot of passion.
💝️ 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.
💟️ Heart Decoration
A decorative variation of the heart symbol. Stands for love, attention and affection of your conversation partner.
☮️ Peace symbol
Love, peace and harmony. Symbol of nuclear power protest in the 1960s, now globally known as the peace sign. Can symbolize the inner balance. A dispute shall be settled or the chat partner is asked to be peaceful.
✝️ Latin cross
Everyone has to bear their own cross! Christianity symbol. Represents the connection between the earthly (earth) and the divine (heaven). Refers to a religious person, the church or God.
☪️ Star and half moon
We're going to Turkey by plane or “Ramadan is starting“. Hilal (Arabic for the rising moon's crescent) and the five-pointed star together form an important Muslim symbol. Also found on many national flags.
🕉️ Om Symbol
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.
🕎️ Menorah
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 Yang
Yin and yang emoji expresses the shared identity of actually opposing things such as body and mind. Stands for balance and stability.
☦️ Orthodox Cross
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.
⛎️ Ophiuchus
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.
♈️ Aries
The astrological symbol shows Aries. This zodiac sign is described as fierce, dynamic and spontaneous, and often is the more dominant partner in love.
♉️ Taurus
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.
♊️ Gemini
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.
♋️ Cancer
The zodiac sign Cancer from the zodiac calendar. Those born under the zodiac of Cancer are described as gentle, helpful and modest.
♌️ Leo
I'm a lion! The zodiac sign Leo lies between 23 July and 23 August. A Leo is self-assured, kind, and generous.
♍️ Virgo
Symbol of the astrological star sign Virgo. A Virgo knows what she wants and how to achieve it.
♎️ Libra
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.
♏️ Scorpius
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.
♐️ Sagittarius
In astrology, the arrow symbol with a horizontal line stands for the zodiac sign Sagittarius. These people are independent, generous and optimistic.
♑️ Capricorn
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!
♒️ Aquarius
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.
♓️ Pisces
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.
🆔️ ID Key
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.
⚛️ Atom symbol
The superimposed ellipses represent the atom symbol. Stylized representation of an atom: electrons orbit the atomic nucleus. An atom is the smallest part of an element. Refers to something very small, or to nuclear power, nuclear deals, or science.
☢️ Radioactive sign
“My knee is being X-rayed” or “I'm watching a documentary about Chernobyl”! The black fan against a yellow background warns of radioactive rays. International warning sign. Warns of a threat! If the atomic nucleus decays, rays with great energy are released.
☣️ Biohazard
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!
💮️ White Flower
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.
🉑️ Acceptable
That's OK for me! Emoji is pronounced “ka” in Japanese and “ke” in Chinese. Roughly means: possible, appropriate, or permissible.
📳️ Vibration Mode
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”.
🈚️ Without Fees
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” 🈶]
🈺️ Open
We are open! Japanese symbol shows that a business is operable and open, or a service is offered.
🈸️ Application
Emoji is used in Japan for the identification marking of requests and forms. In the Chinese zodiac, it can also refer to the monkey.
🈷️ Monthly/Moon Sign
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.
✴️ Eight-Pointed Star
The eight-pointed star is usually utilized as a decorative element. It is meant to express joy, breeziness, and exuberance.
🆚️ VS Button
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!”
🉐️ Bargain
You can grab a bargain here! In Japan, the symbol indicates special offers and discounts.
㊙️ Secret
Keep this for you! In Japan and China, the symbol is used to point to a secret.
㊗️ Congratulations
I wish you luck! Sign for best wishes and blessings. Also used on national holidays.
🈴️ Passed
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.
🈵️ Full
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 🈳]
🈹️ Discount
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.
🈲️ Prohibition
Caution, prohibited! This Japanese symbol indicates a prohibition or restriction. A certain action or behavior is not desired.
🅰️ Blood group A
We're going to donate blood! People with blood group A can donate to people with blood group A or AB and can only tolerate blood group A or 0. In ancient times, it was assumed that body fluids determined a person's temperament. Blood group A is most common in Europe, with 40% worldwide.
🅱️ Blood group B
My blood donation card is here! Blood group B occurs 11% worldwide. It is the most common blood type in certain areas of Asia. In Japan, people believe that the blood type is an indicator of whether an applicant is suitable for a management position.
🆎️ Blood group AB
He needs an IV! In 1930, the Viennese physician Karl Landsteiner received the Nobel Prize for the uniform designation of the blood groups. Blood group AB is one of the rarest blood groups in the world.
🆑️ CL button
Can you delete this? CL on the button stands for Clear. On older cell phones, this button deleted the text. Something is no longer used or needed.
🅾️ Blood group 0
I'm on a blood type diet! People with blood group 0 are so-called universal donors. This blood group is compatible with all others. From a global perspective, blood group 0 is the most common.
🆘️ SOS button
We could use some help here! International emergency signal in Morse code. SOS stands for “save our souls”. The sequence of letters calls for help in an emergency and can be found on emergency telephones or on lifebuoys.
❌️ Cross Mark
“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.
⭕️ Red hollow circle
That is correct! The red hollow circle is used in Japan to tick something off. Represents approval. Opposite emoji:❌.
🛑️ Octagonal sign
The conversation is over! The octagonal red sign is a stop sign in many countries. The warning signal regulates the traffic and means stop.
⛔️ No Entry
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
Name badge emoji is used for identification, e.g., at work. The tulip-shaped design is typical of Japanese kindergartens.
🚫️ No Admittance
So far and no further! The admittance to buildings or rooms is prohibited. Similar to a prohibition sign, e.g. no smoking.
💯️ 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.
💢️ Anger Symbol
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.
♨️ Hot Springs
A hot thermal spring with rising steam. Symbol on Japanese cards. I want to relax with you, or let's go swimming!
🚷️ Pedestrians prohibited
I would like to be alone today! The traffic sign can be found on cycle paths or roads with heavy traffic and is used to protect pedestrians.
🚯️ Do not litter
Garbage belongs in the garbage can! Sign against litter in public places such as streets or parks. Garbage must not be left lying around or carelessly thrown away, but must be disposed of correctly.
🚳️ Bicyclists prohibited
Better leave your bike behind or “Bicycles are not allowed in the pedestrian zone”! Traffic control sign: Cyclists are not allowed to ride here.
🚱️ Non-potable water
Take something along to drink! Prohibition sign is intended to prevent damage to health from drinking water that is non-potable. Can be found at fountains or on campsites.
🔞️ No One Under Eighteen
A warning sign with the crossed number 18. Caution! Only adults are welcome here!
🚭️ No Smoking
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.
❗️ Exclamation 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.
❓️ 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.
‼️ 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.
🔅️ Dim button
Symbol for the brightness on technical devices. Button for dimming the light. The brightness decreases, the light appears warmer, the room atmosphere changes. We’ll have a cozy evening tonight!
🔆️ Brightness button
Brightness symbol. Can refer to light, the sun, brightness, as well as positive energy. Someone has bright eyes or a bright smile. Take your sunglasses with you, the sun is shining brightly!
〽️ 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.
⚠️ Warning
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.
🚸️ Caution Children
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.
🔱️ Trident Emblem
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.
⚜️ Fleur-De-Lis
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.
🔰️ Japanese symbol for beginner
He's just got his driver's license! In Japan, the yellow-green sign (Shoshinsha label) must be visibly attached to the car for one year. Symbol for novice drivers and mandatory in Japan since 1972.
♻️ Recycling Symbol
Green recycling symbol consisting of three counterclockwise arrows. Indicates that something can be reused. Can often be found on packages.
✅️ Check mark button
Everything is alright! The tick stands for an add-on or an approval. A task has been completed successfully. The signal color green is usually seen positive: someone has a green thumb. Or you give someone the green light. As positive feedback on a plan or intention: go ahead!
🈯️ Reserved
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.
💹️ Chart with uptrend and yen sign
This is a good rate to exchange money! The chart shows the price of the Japanese yen. In this case an upward trend, of the economy or the trade.
❇️ Sparkle
The eyes are sparkling with joy, the floor is shining with cleanliness or the new ring is glittering and gleaming. For everything that shines and sparkles. Can also be used decoratively.
✳️ Asterisk button
The asterisk is the typographical symbol for a footnote or a note and a special key on the keyboard. Placeholder in words you don’t want to write out: He’s an a...! Also known as gender asterisk.
❎️ Cross mark field
The checkbox allows you to select several options, be it online or on paper-based questionnaires. Would you prefer to go to the cinema or to a concert? The color green is seen as positive and can indicate approval or confirmation.
🌐️ 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.
Ⓜ️ Encircled Latin capital M
I'll meet you at the subway station! This sign can usually be found in big cities and serves as a guide in local public transport. Because subways, outside of Germany usually called Metro, run underground. This sign indicates where a station is located.
🌀️ Cyclone
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).
💤️ Symbol for sleeping
I'll go to bed early tonight! In comics, the Zzz illustrates that someone is sleeping. Can represent drowsiness but also stand for disinterest and boredom.
🛗️ Elevator
I hope there is an elevator! In 1853, the American Elisha Graves Otis invented the fall-proof elevator. The longest elevator shaft with approx. one kilometer is located in the Jeddah Tower. May relate to the fear of getting stuck in an elevator.
🏧️ Symbol teller machine
ATM stands for Automatic Teller Machine. With the help of a credit card, you can withdraw cash abroad. ATM icon. In connection with finances or travel.
🚾️ Water Closet
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.
♿️ Wheelchair symbol
Is there barrier-free access? Accessibility symbol. The wheelchair is a means of transport for people with disabilities. Information sign in restaurants or to mark parking spaces.
🅿️ P button
Where shall we park the car? or “I'm looking for a parking space”! The white P on a blue background is a parking space sign and indicates places where the car can be parked. Parking lot symbol.
🈳️ Vacancy
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.
🛂️ Passport control
Remember your passport! Passport control icon. The information sign can be found at airports or border crossings. Depending on the country, a specific identification document is required for entry, such as an identity card or passport. Usually refers to a trip or a stay abroad.
🛃️ Customs
The package is stuck in customs or the suitcase is lost! Customs control icon. Information sign at airports or border crossings. A customs officer inspects the baggage, checks whether, for example, goods are being imported illegally.
🛄️ Baggage claim
We have landed and are waiting for the suitcases! A suitcase lying on a baggage conveyor belt. Icon for baggage claim at airports, train stations or bus terminals. Can represent a lost suitcase or travel in general.
🛅️ Baggage Room
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.
🚹️ Men symbol
“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.
🚺️ Ladies' Washroom
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.
🚼️ Baby
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.
🚻️ Restroom symbol
Is there a restroom nearby? Public toilet symbol. Mostly a unisex toilet: can be used by everyone regardless of sexual identity.
🚮️ Paper basket symbol
Tidy up now! The symbol shows a person throwing their rubbish into a trash can. The sign can be seen in parks or on hiking trails. Informs people not to simply throw away litter, but to dispose of it correctly.
🎦️ Cinema
Want to watch a movie? Film projector or cinema screen with curtains. Emoji represents the cinema.
📶️ Signal strength
My reception is bad, I'll get back to you later! Bar-shaped signal strength display. The more bars, the better the connection. As an explanation of why you did not answer or the telephone connection was suddenly interrupted.
🈁️ Japanese for “here“
What is this place called? Japanese written language for emphasis and as an eye-catcher, e.g. on signs. The sign means “here” (koko) and refers to location information.
🔣️ Input Symbol
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.
ℹ️ Information
Can you provide any information about this? The small “i” stands for information. The sign points to a tourist information office. Is used for orientation in parks or zoos and provides information about the region when on vacation.
🔤️ Input button Latin letters
We are learning Latin! As a key, it switches the keyboard to letters. Abc is an identifier for the alphabet. The old Latin alphabet, in existence since 700 BC, comprised 23 instead of the current 26 letters.
🔡️ Input button Latin lowercase letters
It is really that simple! Pressing the key changes the keyboard to lower case. Can relate to school, the children are rehearsing the ABC.
🔠️ Input button Latin uppercase letters
The key can be used to switch to capitalization. The emoji shows the first four letters of the Latin alphabet in capital letters. The child is learning to write or to express: It is extremely easy!
🆖️ NG Button
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.
🆗️ OK button
I agree! As a question, consent or confirmation. Short for “okay”. So everything is correct!
🆙️ UP button
Things are looking up! Originally intended to illustrate moving up to the next level of a game. There is also an upward trend in life: a promotion is pending at work or the next class has been reached.
🆒️ Cool button
“I consent to this” or “I like that”! Expresses admiration or appreciation. Keeping calm. Once a buzzword in the language of young people, today an arbitrary word for anything that pleases.
🆕️ New button
We're going to New York! New apartment, new hairstyle, new job or new partner. Also in the sense of novel, unused or freshly baked.
🆓️ Free button
Free and unbound. Can also mean for nothing or at no charge. The books are for free or you can have your second coffee at no charge in your favorite cafe.
0⃣️ Zero Key
Keyboard key with rounded corners and the number 0 in the middle. The freezing point of water. Someone gets from naught to sixty!
1⃣️ One Key
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.
2⃣️ Two Key
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.
3⃣️ Three button
The number three is used in education (“I'm counting to three!”) or is a stimulus for another attempt (“All good things come in threes”). We often count down from three to ring in a start.
4⃣️ Four Key
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.
5⃣️ Five button
You give someone a high five, or you bought something in a five-and-dime. The restaurant gets a five star rating. There’s a five o’clock shadow in your face. The number can be highlighted with the emoji.
6⃣️ Six button
The sixth sense, an unconscious perception, has helped in an ambiguous situation. The new neighbor shows his six-pack. He’s six feet under. In tarot, the number six stands for love.
7⃣️ Seven Key
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.
8⃣️ Eight button
Meeting at eight! Highlights a number or a countdown: my vacation starts in eight weeks! A lucky number in Chinese. He has one over the eight or he’s behind the eight ball.
9⃣️ Nine button
Let’s play nine men’s morris! She’s a nine day wonder or I’m on cloud nine. The emoji puts a countdown or number in the foreground. “My child is already 9 years old” or “Our cat has nine lives”!
🔟️ Ten button
10... 9... 8... Usually the countdown starts from 10 and counts backwards. Brings the number to the fore: It's our 10th anniversary! For scales, 10 is often the highest threshold. Full score achieved!
🔢️ Input button numbers
Can you please write down the number for me! This key changes the keyboard from letters to numbers. Math is your favorite subject or tutoring would be necessary.
#⃣️ 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.
*⃣️ Asterisk button
I want to note something! The asterisk indicates additional information or comments in a text. Serves as part of the USSD code for switching on a function, e.g. the activation of the mailbox.
⏏️ Eject button
I'm out before I get in trouble! The button interrupts the connection to the computer or a media player and ejects the CD, DVD or USB stick.
▶️ Play button
Here we go! Play symbol: The button starts a song or video. Someone is watching a movie and doesn't want to be disturbed.
⏸️ Pause button
I need a break! From everyday life, a stressful person, a conversation, during the workday or from a relationship. The pause button temporarily pauses a song or video. A request to briefly interrupt the current activity and listen.
⏯️ Play or pause button
Shall we take a short break or will we continue straight away? Pressing this button pauses or plays the current song or video. Can you pause the film so we can talk on the phone? Can stand for a short break.
⏹️ Stop button
“We're stopping now” or “Can we stop here”? Pressing the button pauses or interrupts something, e.g. a ride, a video or a song. Can mean that someone is bored or annoyed or wants to be left alone. Get away with you!
⏺️ Record button
The record button flashes, the camera is on. Now it's time to watch out what you say or do! Everything is recorded. Pressing the button starts recording of sound and (moving) images. You would like to capture a special scene or situation.
⏭️ Next title button
Can we move on to the next topic? Two triangles to the right with bars. Button to go to the next video or music track. I would like to skip this day entirely!
⏮️ Previous title button
The button with the two triangles to the left gets you to the previous video or music track. An event, a vacation or a situation was so great that you’d love to go back and experience it one more time.
⏩️ Fast-forward button
Can we get to the basics? Two triangles pointing to the right. Fast forward within the song or video. You want to fast forward or even skip or speed up something because of boredom, lack of interest or time pressure.
⏪️ Rewind button
The button can be used to rewind current music tracks or videos to a specific point. Something happened too quickly or was not captured properly. Can we come back to that for a moment?
⏫️ Fast upwards button
Step it up a notch! Similar to the fast forward or rewind button, but rotated 90° upwards. The other person speaks too slowly. Reference to the high pitch of a woman's voice. If a video or music track is accelerated, the voices sound like cartoon characters.
⏬️ Fast downwards button
I would like to see that in slow motion! The button with the two triangles pointing down slows down a video or song. The distorted sound makes the voice pitch sound lower and music can sound scary.
◀️ Back button
Can you say that again? Or “I would like to go back there”! The button with the triangle to the left takes you back to the previous video, song or channel. You want to go back, relive the day or an event.
🔼️ Upwards button
By pressing the button on the remote control you can change the channel or increase the volume. Can also draw attention to something: Look up, the starry sky! The triangle stands for an entity and for the elements of air and fire.
🔽️ Downward Button
Geometric sign with a downward pointing triangle. Can be used for navigation (down) or give more emphasis to a communication.
➡️ Right Arrow
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.
⬅️ Left Arrow
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.
⬆️ Up Arrow
The arrow indicates the direction: symbolically or literally. “Things are looking up again!“ Or “I already told you in my previous message.“
⬇️ Downwards arrow
The day was really bad or everything is down the drain! The arrow points down or south. Can stand for disapproval or for directions. Come downstairs right now!
↗️ North-east arrow
I’m hyped up! The arrow points upwards to the right or in a northeasterly direction. Refers to directions or for driving routes. Can indicate something.
↘️ South-east arrow
It goes downhill: with our mood or our finances. The arrow points down to the right or to the southeast. Can refer to driving routes or directions, e.g. we are going to Southeast Asia by plane.
↙️ South-west arrow
Stands for the cardinal point or the direction to southwest. May refer to a city or country in a south-westerly direction. Draws attention to something in that direction. The shirt is in the closet at the bottom left!
↖️ North-west arrow
It’s in the closet at the top left! The arrow points up to the left or to the northwest. Can refer to the cardinal point or serve as a route description. It’s the house on the left!
↕️ Arrow upwards and downwards
The arrow points in two opposite directions, up and down. As a symbol, indicates the height. Movement upwards stands for growth and life, movement downwards for descent and change.
↔️ Arrow left and right
I don't know where to go! The arrowheads point in opposite directions. Can stand for a length specification or for interchangeability. An arrow to the left means the past, to the right means the future.
↪️ Arrow bent to the right
We’re turning around! The left arrow turns in the other direction. Similar to the symbol for reversing. Something or someone comes back to you.
↩️ Arrow bent to the left
Please answer my message! The arrow turns to the left. Reply icon in emails. Something is to be undone or taken back. Can refer to a direction specification.
⤴️ Arrow bent upwards
Things are looking up! The arrow turns and points upwards. Can be used for directions: Follow the road. Shows an upward trend. The day is going well or to show that it can only get better.
⤵️ Arrow bent downwards
Things are not going so well! In a bad mood, the day did not go so well. The arrow turns and points down. For directions or to indicate a downward trend.
🔀️ Shuffle button
Let's try something else! Two right arrows that cross each other. Random play symbol: The music tracks are played in a random order. Can also mean changing places with someone or swapping something.
🔁️ Replay button
“I watched the replay” or “I listen to the new album on an infinite loop”! Clockwise circular arrows symbolize repetition. Metaphorical for the recurring cycles of life.
🔂️ Replay once button
Just once more! Two arrows rotate clockwise with the number 1. A music track or album is only repeated once instead of in an infinite loop.
🔄️ 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.
🔃️ Vertical arrows clockwise
Vertical clockwise arrows can represent recycling or reuse, environmental issues, repetition or regeneration, and cycles. The day was terrific, we must do that again!
🎵️ Note
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.
🎶️ Music notes
I love music! The music notes are part of a song and used in connection with music or singing. Someone is in a great mood singing to himself. Symbol for the pursuit of harmony.
🟰️ Heavy Equals Sign
“We are the same and complement each other“ or “Math is my favorite subject“! Mathematical sign to indicate agreement. Figuratively stands for equality. Symbol of the Human Rights Campaign.
💲️ Dollar sign
You’ve already got dollar signs in your eyes! Symbol of wealth and valuable things. May also refer to non (or not sufficiently) existing or lent money. Much was spent when shopping or something is quite expensive.
⚕️ Medical Symbol
The staff of Asclepius or snake is a symbol of medicine and healing. It alerts you to health matters. A visit to the hospital is pending, someone is recovering or working in the medical field.
💱️ Currency Exchange
Emoticon with dollar and yen currency symbols with arrows. Sometimes with euro and British pound. Stands for money exchange between two currencies.
™️ Registered Trademark
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™.
©️ Copyright Symbol
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.
®️ Registered Logo
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.
〰️ Wavy Dash
In Asian character sets, the wavy line has the same meaning as a hyphen in Latin-based standard languages.
➰️ Curly Loop
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.
☑️ Checkbox with check mark
The checkbox is marked with a tick if it applies or one agrees. I agree with the terms and conditions on the Internet or the plans for the evening. To select different options or to confirm that missing groceries have been purchased.
✖️ 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.
♾️ Infinity
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.
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👁‍🗨️ Eye in Speech Bubble
The eye in the speech bubble represents the anti-bullying campaign “I Am A Witness”, which agitates against online abuse.
🔚️ 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.
🔛️ On arrow
An arrow pointing to the left and to the right with the word “On“ underneath. It's business as usual or it's time to move on. The main thing is to get started, no matter which direction, because both ways bring you closer to the goal.
🔝️ Top Arrow
That's TOP! Emoji literally and symbolically points upwards. Often thought of as an invitation to deal with the above again.
🔜️ Soon Arrow
I'll be right there! A sign with the word “soon” and an arrow. Something will be accomplished soon, or as soon as possible.
✔️ Bold Tick
Consider this matter ticked off! A task has been successfully completed or all preparations have been made. Everything is fine and working perfectly.
🔘️ Radio Button
Hey, listen to the new hit! The radio button is usually applied when talking about music. Is one of the least used symbols.
🔴️ 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).
🔵️ Blue circle
The circle is a symbol of the perfect. We associate the color blue with the sky or the water. Blue is one of the favorite colors worldwide and is perceived as positive.
⚫️ Black Circle
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.
⚪️ White Circle
Can stand for an engagement, because the white circle's round shape resembles a ring. Symbol for asexual or genderless (gender).
🔺️ Red triangle pointing up
The A-shape of the triangle is seen as positive and stands for growth and success. The color red is associated with temperament, warmth and vitality. Directs your view or indicates something: Take a close look at my previous message!
🔻️ Red triangle pointing down
I'm coming down with the elevator! We associate the color red with passion but also with aggression. In China, red is the color of luck and fortune. The V-shape of the triangle with the tip pointing downwards symbolizes descent or danger.
🔸️ 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 square button
A square with straight edges and right angles expresses balance and stability. Black is the color of darkness and can be threatening as well as fascinating. The opposite of black is white, the color of brightness.
◼️ 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.
◻️ White (medium-size) square
The square stands for symmetry and order. The color white stands for purity, cleanliness and perfection. While in western cultures brides are dressed in white, the color stands for mourning and death in eastern cultures.
🔈️ Loudspeaker
There has just been an announcement over the speaker! Can also refer to a conversation or to music. The emoji is often associated with nightlife.
🔇️ Mute speaker
Quiet now! The volume is muted. Someone is asked to be quiet or stop talking right away. Maybe someone is at the cinema or in the library and needs to mute the telephone right now.
🔊️ Speaker with three sound waves
“I cannot hear you” or “That's way too loud”! The volume is not optimal and should be adjusted accordingly. Icon on technical devices to increase the volume.
🔔️ Bell
I will get back to you later! The golden bell symbolizes notifications on cell phones or stands for ringtones. Can also be used as a Christmas bell.
🔕️ Bell with slash
The phone is muted! The crossed-out bell can be a hint. Someone is in a quiet area, e.g. a cinema or library, and needs to mute the cell phone.
📣️ Megaphone
Let's go, team! Be it to cheer someone on at a sports event, at demonstrations or for announcements of the police or fire department. The funnel shape directs the sound, thus making spoken words understandable over long distances.
📢️ Speaker for public announcements
I have an announcement to make! A loudspeaker used to make announcements in public areas, e.g. on sports fields or at events.
💬️ Speech Balloon
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.
💭️ Thought Balloon
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 ...
🗯️ Angry speech bubble
Gosh darn it, where are you? In comics, the serrated edge of the speech bubble indicates loud, furious speech. Someone is screaming, upset or arguing.
♠️ Spade Suit
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.
♣️ Clubs playing card
The symbol of the clubs playing card is a trifoliate cloverleaf. Refers to card games, mostly poker. Be it an invitation to a cozy round at home or a trip to a casino. The trifoliate clover also symbolizes the unity of body, mind and soul.
♥️ Heart Suit
One of the four colors in the card game. Generally, the heart represents feelings and love relationships. Opportunities should be seized and risks taken.
♦️ Diamonds playing card
Fancy a round of poker? Diamonds is a color value on the French hand. Cards are also used for soothsaying, with diamonds being a sign of blessing and material wealth.
🃏️ 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.