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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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, enough, ready, prepared, profitable (deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial, OK, all right, fine, no problem
  • 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, I'm glad that you ..., thank you for ...
  • 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

8 strokes
Radical:
arrow
Parts:
know, wisdom
Kun:
し.るし.らせる
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
205 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 知 【チ】 wisdom, jnana (higher knowledge)
  • 知恵 【チエ】 wisdom, wit, sagacity, sense, intelligence, prajna (insight leading to enlightenment)
  • 認知 【ニンチ】 acknowledgement, acknowledgment, recognition, cognition
  • 熟知 【ジュクチ】 being familiar with, having a thorough knowledge of, being well-informed about

Kun reading compounds

  • 知る 【しる】 to be aware of, to know, to be conscious of, to cognize, to cognise, to notice, to feel, to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to remember, to be acquainted with (a procedure), to experience, to go through, to learn, to be acquainted with (a person), to get to know, to concern
  • 知る限り 【しるかぎり】 as far as I know
  • 吾唯足知 【われただたるをしる】 I am content with what I am (have), Rich is the person who is content with what he is
  • 知らせる 【しらせる】 to notify, to advise, to inform

Readings

Japanese names:
さと、 さとる、 しり、 しれ、 とも、 のり
Chinese:
zhi1, zhi4
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • conocer
  • saber
  • entender

Portuguese

  • saber
  • sabedoria

French

  • savoir
  • sagesse
112 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
186 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
169 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
207 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3169 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
196 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
229 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
636 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
214 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
214 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
143 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1394 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1446 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
768 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1041 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1231 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23935 Morohashi
1127 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3978 New Nelson (John Haig)
1223 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1308 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
73 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
160 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2377 2001 Kanji
3d5.14 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-3 SKIP code
8640.0 Four corner code
35-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
77e5 Unicode hex code

19 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
discriminating, know, write
Kun:
し.るしる.す
On:
シキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
496 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 識 【シキ】 acquaintanceship, vijnana, consciousness, written by...
  • 識者 【シキシャ】 well-informed person, thinking person, intelligent person
  • 光学式文字認識 【コウガクシキモジニンシキ】 optical character recognition, OCR
  • 目的意識 【モクテキイシキ】 sense of purpose

Kun reading compounds

  • 知る 【しる】 to be aware of, to know, to be conscious of, to cognize, to cognise, to notice, to feel, to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to remember, to be acquainted with (a procedure), to experience, to go through, to learn, to be acquainted with (a person), to get to know, to concern
  • 記す 【しるす】 to write down, to note, to jot down, to remember
  • 記す 【しるす】 to write down, to note, to jot down, to remember

Readings

Japanese names:
さと、 さとる
Chinese:
shi4, zhi4
Korean:
sig, ji

Spanish

  • discernir
  • distinguir
  • símbolo

Portuguese

  • discriminação
  • saber
  • escrever

French

  • discernement
  • connaissance
  • écrire
627 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
725 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
698 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
617 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4438 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
486 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
911 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2810 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
681 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
694 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
512 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1709 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2070 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1086 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1477 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
493 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35974 Morohashi
1639 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5704 New Nelson (John Haig)
482 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
521 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
416 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
824 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3059 2001 Kanji
7a12.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-12 SKIP code
0365.0 Four corner code
28-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b58 Unicode hex code