Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
virtuous, good, goodness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
765 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 善 【ゼン】 good, goodness, right, virtue
  • 善意 【ゼンイ】 virtuous mind, good intentions, good will, positive mindset, bona fides, good faith
  • 親善 【シンゼン】 friendship, goodwill, friendly relations, amity
  • 独善 【ドクゼン】 self-righteousness, self-justified

Kun reading compounds

  • 良い 【よい】 good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable, sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer), ready, prepared, profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial, OK
  • 善い行い 【よいおこない】 good deed
  • いい事 【いいこと】 good thing, nice thing, good excuse, good grounds, good opportunity, interjection used to impress an idea or to urge a response
  • 良く 【よく】 nicely, properly, well, skillfully, skilfully, frequently, often
  • 善くも 【よくも】 How dare ..., How could ...

Readings

Japanese names:
たる、 よし
Chinese:
shan4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • bondad
  • virtud

Portuguese

  • bom
  • virtuoso
  • bondade

French

  • bien
  • bonté
  • vertu
831 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
929 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
735 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
643 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
606 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
717 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
415 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1799 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1139 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1191 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
676 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
295 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2921 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1501 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2030 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1044 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3904 Morohashi
2325 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
859 New Nelson (John Haig)
1035 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
949 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
977 2001 Kanji
2o10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-10 SKIP code
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-9-3 SKIP code
8060.5 Four corner code
8060.1 Four corner code
33-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5584 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 狐疑 【コギ】 indecision
  • 狐疑逡巡 【コギシュンジュン】 being in doubt and unable to decide, hesitation and indecision
  • 空狐 【クウコ】 second-ranking fox spirit
  • 妖狐 【ヨウコ】 mythological fox spirit

Kun reading compounds

  • 狐 【きつね】 fox (esp. the red fox, Vulpes vulpes), fox (i.e. a sly person), soba or udon topped with deep-fried tofu, light brown, golden brown
  • 狐薊 【きつねあざみ】 Hemisteptia lyrata
  • 北狐 【きたきつね】 Ezo red fox (Vulpes vulpes schrencki)
  • 雌の狐 【めすのきつね】 bitch fox, vixen

Readings

Chinese:
hu2
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • zorro

Portuguese

French

2878 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
789 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
472 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
20333X Morohashi
3568 New Nelson (John Haig)
2342 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2431 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3g6.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
4223.0 Four corner code
24-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
72d0 Unicode hex code