Definition of 善

  • virtuous
  • good
  • goodness


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ゼン
  • よしとする

Popular Words With This Kanji

良い, 善い, 好い, 佳い, 吉い, 宜い, よい, いい

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

改善, かいぜん

betterment, improvement, kaizen (Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement)

善, ぜん

good, goodness, right, virtue

親善, しんぜん


善意, ぜんい

virtuous mind, good intentions, good will, positive mindset, bona fides (legal good faith)

最善, さいぜん

the very best

善戦, ぜんせん

fight a good fight

善隣, ぜんりん

good neighbour, good neighbor

慈善, じぜん

charity, philanthropy

善処, ぜんしょ

handling carefully, tiding over, making best of, using discretion

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