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


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 良 【リョウ】 good (quality, condition, etc.), Good (grade), B
  • 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, easy to ...
  • 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 their age (should, should not, etc.), grown man (woman), person who is old enough (to know better)


Japanese names:
じ、 なが、 まこと、 よし、 ら、 りょ、 ろう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • bueno
  • sobresaliente


  • bom
  • agradável
  • hábil


  • bon
  • plaisant
  • habile
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861 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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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
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2980 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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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)
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