Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 12 strokes
Taught in grade 6

Search words that:
- start with 善
- end with 善
- contain 善
virtuous, good, goodness
KUN:
  • よ.い
    yo.i
  • い.い
    i.i
  • よ.く
    yo.ku
  • よし.とする
    yoshi.tosuru
ON:
  • ゼン
    zen
Nanori:
  • たる
    taru
  • よし
    yoshi
Written with 12 strokes
Taught in grade 6
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 162 results)

adverb
1.
nicely, properly, well, skillfully, skilfully(usually kana)
See also:良い
2.
frequently, often(usually kana)
3.
I'm glad that you ..., thank you for ...(usually kana)
4.
(you have) quite the nerve to, I don't know how you can ...(usually kana)
All readings:
よく《良く》
よく《善く》
よく《能く》
よく《好く》
よく《克く》

noun, auxillary suru verb, no-adjective
1.
betterment, improvement
2.
kaizen (Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement)(usually kana)(often written カイゼン)

noun
good, goodness, right, virtue
See also: (antonym)

adjective
1.
good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable(also いい (all senses))
See also:いい
2.
sufficient, enough, ready, prepared
See also:いい
3.
profitable (deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial
See also:いい
4.
OK, all right, fine, no problem(as て(も)良い, と(も)良い, etc.; indicates permission or compromise)
See also:いい
All readings:
良い【よい】
良い【えい】[2]
善い【よい】
善い【えい】[2]
好い【よい】
好い【えい】[2]
佳い【よい】
佳い【えい】[2]
吉い【よい】
吉い【えい】[2]
宜い【よい】[1]
宜い【えい】[1][2]
Notes:
  1. word containing irregular kanji usage
  2. out-dated or obsolete kana usage

noun
friendship, goodwill, friendly relations, amity

noun, no-adjective
the very best, utmost

noun
1.
right or wrong, good or bad, quality, suitability
2.
having both merits and demerits, having both advantages and disadvantages
All readings:
良し悪し【よしあし】
良し悪し【よしわるし】
善し悪し【よしあし】
善し悪し【よしわるし】
良しあし【よしあし】
善しあし【よしあし】
よし悪し【よしあし】

na-adjective, no-adjective, noun
goodness, excellence, virtue

noun
1.
virtuous mind
2.
good intentions, good will
3.
positive mindset
4.
bona fides, good faith(law term)
See also:悪意

noun
1.
goodness
pre-noun adjectival
2.
good
See also:良し
All readings:
良き【よき】
佳き【よき】
善き【よき】
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 289 results)

じっさい
実際
ほうほう
方法
かいぜん
改善
余地
Actually, this method has plenty of room for improvement

じょうきょう
状況
かいぜん
改善
ていあん
提案
I've added my recommendations to improve the situation

しょうね
少年
しんよう
信用
かれ
ぜんりょ
善良
You may trust the boy. He is above lying

Thank you for helping me correct the situation

かれ
たい
事態
かいぜん
改善
どりょく
努力
He made an endeavor to improve the situation

さいぜん
最善
たい
期待
Let's hope for the best

かいしゃ
会社
しょ
事務所
かいぜん
改善
どりょく
努力
The company didn't make any effort to improve its business practices

What is beautiful is not always good

The girl is not old enough to be responsible

There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted

しょ
辞書
おお
大いに
かいぜん
改善
余地
There is plenty of room for improvement in this dictionary

しょうば
商売
おお
多く
よくじょ
浴場
しょゆうしゃ
所有者
なか
きゃ
あつ
集め
うんどう
運動
器具
あた
新しい
せつ
設備
そな
備え
せつ
施設
かいぜん
改善
くわ
加えた
もの
After business came to a halt, many bathhouses added new facilities, such as saunas and exercise equipment, in an effort to attract customers

けいかく
計画
かいぜん
改善
余地
おお
大いに
There's much room for improvement in this project

けいかく
計画
おお
大いに
かいぜん
改善
余地
This project still leaves much to be desired

かれ
かね
ぜん
全部
ぜん
慈善
せつ
施設
寄付
He gave away all his money to charity

わた
ほん
丸善
しょてん
書店
I bought this book at Maruzen Bookstore

Some say the beauty is more important than virtue

ほん
角善
I bought this book at Kakuzen's

かいぜん
改善
余地
おお
大いに
There's a lot of room left for improvement

どうしゃ
同社
だい
はん
四半期
ぎょうせ
業績
ぜん
前期
くら
比べ
きゅうげ
急激に
かいぜん
改善
The company's fourth quarter results sharply improved from the preceding quarter