Languages › Japanese What is Youki? Share Flipboard Email Print Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated June 14, 2017 The Japanese word youki, pronounced "yoh-ki", is a season, or weather. It has an alternative meaning, which is liveliness or cheerfulness, depending upon the context of the sentence in which it appears. Japanese Characters 陽気 (ようき) Example Watashi no haha wa itsumo youki da.私の母はいつも陽気だ。 Translation: My mother is always cheerful.