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Is there an emoji translation service on the internet?

This seems to be a full sentence or essay.  There is a smile and a face with hearts.  The subject of the conversation is coffee

πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜
 
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Is it something like this:  

https://emojipedia.org/smiling-face-with-heart-shaped-eyes/



Used as an expression of love, for example:  β€œI love you” or β€œI love this”.

 
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r ranson wrote:Is there an emoji translation service on the internet?

This seems to be a full sentence or essay.  There is a smile and a face with hearts.  The subject of the conversation is coffee. 

πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜



hahaha....I think you are asking with tongue firmly in cheek?

The author of the symbols clearly loves coffee...not sure what the second symbol from the left is though?

Maybe they have had too much coffee.....or not enough coffee?
 
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I actually don't know what it means.  But emoji are supposed to show emotion somehow, and the face is smiling, so I'm guessing it means she is happy?

or being sarcastic?

Or....?

Maybe we need a big happy thread where people who are emoji illiterate like me can post emoji sentences and ask for translations? 
 
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They REALLY like coffee.

Its thumbs up, raising the hands (like in praise), happy smiling face and the I love you smiling face according to my local junior expert.
 
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raising the hands (like in praise)



I see the hands now!

How do folks even see these on a phone screen? I'm on a full sized PC and can't always make them out.

 
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Looks like there are lots of emoji charts and they only describe the emoji, not what it means when used.

except for this one...




 
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πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

πŸ‘=like/I think this is good
πŸ™Œ= Praise/thankful
πŸ‘Œ=okay, things are good
😊=pleased with self, like a cat that just got milk and is proud of itself and content
😍= Love, in love with something/someone

Since this is about coffee, I would interpret πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ as "coffee is good, I am SO thankful for coffee, coffee is really good. I'm okay now that I've had my coffee. Life is good and I'm pleased about having coffee and I'm not cranky now. I love coffee."

The total vibe being, "I LOVE coffee, and am so thankful for it!" and maybe even "coffee makes me a better person after I have drank it."
 
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to do with solar power
β˜”β˜‚

it appears to be part of the name of the product. 
 
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There are apparently solar powered umbrellas, that have all sorts of different features, from charging cellphones to having lights underneath, to having fans, flashlights & navigation systems (https://www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/18/solar-powered-umbrella-offers-pilgrims-r?videoId=369603101). Perhaps the umbrellas were about those?

With some of these emojis, if they are hard to decipher what they are, you can copy and paste the symbol into google, and google will tell you what the thing is...even if it doesn't necessarily tell you why someone used it or the connotations behind the emoji. 
 
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It's in the title of a solar powered fountain.  So I guess the umbrella is telling us how powerful the water spray is?
 
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Is it this one? ink. It looks like they're using them just to jazz up their bullets, and picked umbrellas because they were water-related.

They also sell a butterfly cage (link) which has ❃❋ as bullets. Those are vaguly flower-like, and butterflies like flowers.

They also make a travel purse, link which oddly uses a sun β˜€ emoji.

And, thier hammock uses β–²βœ₯β–Ό. Which are just random symbols as far as I can tell.

Their pet carrier uses ✱➽✱

Their uses  Grow Lights for Indoor Plants✿✿ flowers, which at least makes sense.

Another hammockuses γ€β˜…β€»β˜…γ€‘, which has no obvious connection to hammocks that I can think of.

Their screwdriver set uses stars inside circles βœͺβœͺ , which is probably unrelated, though it does look a bit like the head of a fancy screw...

The seeming-unrelatedness of most of their symbols leads me to believe that they just pick random symbols to catch people's attention and get them to read the bullets. I don't think they have any purpose or meaning beyond that.
 
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I'm finding this odddly fun and mindless.

Their page for a fake-belly fanny pack uses the symbol for taurus . What?! Why?

sprinkler uses β—£β˜”β—₯ , which is at least water related and kind of gives the feeling of water moving around.

The mosquito netting for a baby's bed has ☾✩, which makes one think of night and sleep. So, that one makes sense.

It's looking like they pick ones that look related if they can find some...and if they can't, they just pick ones they think look cool to make the page look more interesting and eye-catching.

pocket guitar has music notes β™ͺβ™« , which makes sense

egg shaker instrument has βšβš›, which are a star and an atom symbol (had to look up the latter). These presumably have nothing to do with egg shakers, LOL!

HA! a Pedicure tool has β˜˜β˜•. Luck and coffee/warm beverage?! What does that have to do with pedicures, exept maybe  that a cup of something warm is relaxing and pedicures are relaxing and one is lucky to have them?

solar hummingbirds have ✱✯✱

teething mitten (I did not know such a thing existed!) has a music noteβ™« ...maybe for cuteness? People do like to put music notes on baby stuff...

Baby bandana has recycling symbols β™΅β™». What and why?! Pretty sure whoever picked these didn't know what they meant. Unless they thought that organic cotton=eco firendly, and eco friendly=recycling.

Pet carseat (totally didn't know that this was a thing) has random flower and star symbols. ✱✑✱

breast pump has flowers and a diamond. βœ±β—†βœ±

Buttons for Arcade Games DIY Kits has two suns ✸✸

crochet hookshas checkmarks βœ”βœ“ why? LOL!

Play parachute has two stars and a random "Chinese reference symbol" β˜†β€»β˜†
 
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another one for you.  No text to suggest what the context is. 

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πŸ‘=clapping
πŸ™Œ=hands raised in praise/thanks (think people in a church raising their hands in worship, but it's used by non-religious people, too)

I went and double-checked the definitions. The first is clapping. Second is, according to the Atlantic, meant to be be hands raised in celebration (https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/05/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-the-raised-hands-emoji/392774/)

Of these semantically ambiguous emoji, though, the most ambiguous may be the πŸ™Œ. According to the emoji-to-American English translator iemoji.com, this unicode symbol is the "Person Raising Both Hands in Celebration." It is meant to evoke this:

Two hands raised up in the air in celebration or excitement. Woot! Raising both hands in the air when others are near (particularly team mates) is a way gesture "give me ten." A high five occurs when two people slap a single hand. A high ten, commonly called "give me ten," is when two people raise both hands and slap them together. Occurs when something very positive has occurred and is typically observed when watching sports or other games played by people.

On Instagram, however, the words most commonly associated with β€œPerson Raising Both Hands in Celebration” ranged from the religious to the supportive to the frustrated to the hopeful. They were, in order, β€œ#waitonit,” β€œ#justwaitonit,” β€œ#wonthedoit,” β€œ#nuffsaid,” β€œ#yeslawd,” β€œ#youtherealmvp,” β€œ#stayblessed,” β€œ#thatisall,” β€œthou,” β€œ#enoughsaid,” β€œleggo,” and β€œ#onlythebeginning.”



Since most of my friends on facebook are Christians, I generally interpret it like I would interpret someone raising their hands in church, kind of a "Hallelujah!"


Putting the clapping and hands raised emojis together, I assume that they are really happy and thankful about something.
 
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Thanks for that.

The clapping looks like yellow blobs to me.  Didn't realize they were hands.
 
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Thanks for that. 



If you were someone posting this on facebook, it'd probably look like this:

Thanks for that πŸ™Œ.



if you were really happy about it, or

Thanks for that πŸ‘.



if you were just cool about it. LIke, "Thanks, man." πŸ‘="like" so sometimes people just say πŸ‘ as a way of saying "thanks"

Other symbols that'll go along with "thanks," especially when it's a woman giving thanks are 🌹 (rose) πŸ’ (bouquet of flowers)  β™₯ (heart/love) or even 😘 (somoene blowing a kiss--which seems like something only couples or people who are flirting would use, but actually used by some people as a way of saying "thanks so much")

So you could see someone who really likes emojis say:

Thanks for that πŸ™ŒπŸ’πŸ’β™₯ .



or even just

πŸ™ŒπŸ’πŸ’β™₯β™₯β™₯😘 .



And, the more of an emoji someone uses, the more they mean that thing. Like one β™₯ is love, but β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ means someone REALLY loves it, or really wants you to know they love it. THis could be mixed with 😍 (face with heart eyes, which also means "love") β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯😍😍


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It's kind of like learning a new language. I'm on facebook and some of my friends use these emojis a TON, and so I've been really trying to figure out what they mean and how to use them. The hard thing is with some of the facial expression ones, they look different based on which browser/program you're on.

If you type a : D (without the space), it gets interpreted as πŸ˜„, which here on permies looks like , but can look like [imghttps://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/google/146/grinning-face_1f600.png[/img]

Now, I don't know about you, but those faces all look really different to me. Some look dorky, some look genuinely happy, some look down-right creepy in a stalker-ish way. But, they're all supposed to mean . So, sometimes I'm wary of using that grinning face because I don't want a dorky face, I want a HAPPY face. It's hard to know what meaning people are getting when the emoji might look different on their screen.

There's actually been a few articles about this. Here's one on NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/12/473965971/lost-in-translation-study-finds-interpretation-of-emojis-can-vary-widely

A study was done on how people interpreted the "same" emoji as it appeared on different devices. Here's that grinning face:








The clapping looks like yellow blobs to me.  Didn't realize they were hands.


When I can't tell what in the world the things are, I select the emoji itself and do a google search of it. Sometimes that helps because I can at least figure out what the image is, even if I can't figure out why they're using it, or what it means...
 
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Over on coderanch, they have emojis (they call them gremlins) and they have a page describing what each means. Here's the link to the page https://coderanch.com/wiki/659725/Saloon-Graemlins

I'm going to try to replicate the table here...it might not work out quite right, though...

smileymeaninggraemlin
:)A smile. The poster is happy.
:(A frown. The poster is sad.
:oEmbarrassed.
:DA Big Grin. The poster is very happy!
:cry:Tears. The poster is very sad!
:wink:Wink. "It'll be our little secret!"
:pRazz. Gentle teasing.
:cool:Cool. The poster is satisfied.
:rolleyes:Roll Eyes. Sarcasm or disbelief.
:hunf:The poster doesn't know what to say.
:mad:An angry face.
:eek:Eek! Scared or horrified. Used for really gross code!
:confused:A confused face. The poster doesn't understand something.
:shock:A shocked face. The poster can't believe it!
:argh:Argh! Frustration.
:sleep:A sleeping face. The poster is tired or bored.
:pissed:A very angry face.
:jumpingjoy:Jumping for joy. The poster is very happy!
:beerchug:A toast. The poster is saluting you by raising his glass!
:censored:You should leave this very angry person alone before you get yelled at.
:banghead:Banging your head against the wall. The poster is very frustrated!
:rolling:Rolling on the floor in laughter!
:thumbup:Thumbs up! Denotes congratulations or approval.
:thumbdown:Thumbs down! Denotes disapproval.
:-oSurprised! Poster is surprised.
:mrgreen:Mr. Green! Denotes a big cheesy grin.
 
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Interestingly, if you do : o here, it comes out as , whereas on coderanch, it comes out as

Man, that was embarrassing when I ended up with the embarrassed face rather than the shocked face!
 
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