Kana: ゼン、よ.い、い.い、よ.く、よし.とする
Romaji: zen, yo.i, i.i, yo.ku, yoshi.tosuru

Name Readings

Kana: たる、よし
Romaji: taru, yoshi


virtuous, good, goodness

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  12
Radical Number:  12
Frequency:  765
Grade:  6
Skip Pattern:  2-3-9
Korean Reading:  seon
Chinese Reading:  shan4
Unicode:  5584
JIS:  4131


Halpern Index: 2325
Nelson Index: 606
New Nelson Index: 859
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2o10.2
Four Corner Index: 8060.1
Guide to Remembering Index: 735
Gakken Index: 643
Japanese Names Index: 1799
Daikanwanjiten Index: 3904
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.1072
Remembering the kanji Index: 1035
Kanji Flashcards Index: 415
Kodansha Compact Index: 295
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 929
Kanji in Context Index: 676
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1501
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2030
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1044
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 1112
Essential Kanji Index: 717
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2921
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 977
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 831
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 949


good; goodness; right; virtue
親善 (しんぜん)
善行 (ぜんこう)
good deed; good conduct; benevolence
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
善良 (ぜんりょう)
goodness; excellence; virtue
改善 (かいぜん)
betterment; improvement; kaizen (Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement)
慈善 (じぜん)
charity; philanthropy
善戦 (ぜんせん)
fighting a good fight; putting up a good fight; fighting bravely
善悪 (ぜんあく)
good and evil
最善 (さいぜん)
the very best
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