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

Speed

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, 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

7 strokes
Radical:
stopping
Parts:
good, pleasing, skilled
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
501 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 良 【リョウ】 good, B grade (in an A, B, C ... system)
  • 良好 【リョウコウ】 good, fine, excellent, favorable, favourable, satisfactory
  • 優良 【ユウリョウ】 superior, excellent, fine
  • 選良 【センリョウ】 member of parliament, the elite

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
  • いい男 【いいおとこ】 handsome man, looker, good guy, great guy, influential person (esp. in the yakuza), sumo wrestler
  • いい男 【いいおとこ】 handsome man, looker, good guy, great guy, influential person (esp. in the yakuza), sumo wrestler
  • いい大人 【いいおとな】 (an) adult your age (should, should not, etc.), grown man (woman), person who is old enough (to know better)

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 なが、 まこと、 よし、 ら、 りょ、 ろう
Chinese:
liang2
Korean:
ryang

Spanish

  • bueno
  • sobresaliente

Portuguese

  • bom
  • agradável
  • hábil

French

  • bon
  • plaisant
  • habile
530 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
628 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
598 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
520 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3885 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
586 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
861 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
767 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
321 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
321 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
602 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1642 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4373 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2216 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2980 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30597 Morohashi
3558 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4954 New Nelson (John Haig)
1468 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1578 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
479 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
492 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
865 2001 Kanji
0a7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-4 SKIP code
3-5-2 SKIP code
3073.2 Four corner code
46-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
826f Unicode hex code