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Meaning of 善

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Pinyin: shàn
English Definition: good (virtuous); benevolent; well-disposed; good at sth; to improve or perfect
Chinese Definition:
①心地仁爱,品质淳厚:善良。善心。善举。善事。善人。善男信女。慈善。
②好的行为、品质:行善。惩恶扬善。
③高明的,良好的:善策。善本。
④友好,和好:友善。亲善。和善。
⑤熟悉:面善。
⑥办好,弄好:善后。
⑦擅长,长(cháng)于:善辞令。多谋善断。
⑧赞许:“群臣百姓之所善,则君善之”。
⑨好好地:善待。善罢甘休。
⑩容易,易于:善变。善忘。多愁善感。
⑾姓氏。
Antonyms:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: To give someone food and conversation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ yáng ] sheep, goat
    • Above to below
      • Above to below
      • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
完善 wán shàn (of systems, facilities etc) comprehensive; well-developed; excellent; to refine; to improve
改善 gǎi shàn to make better; to improve; Classifiers:
善于 shàn to be good at; to be adept at
妥善 tuǒ shàn appropriate; proper
善良 shàn liáng good and honest; kindhearted
More: 善* | *善 | *善*
Example Sentences
1
What David is teaching us is that God can take bad, evil, and difficult situations and bring something good out of them.
2
Forgetfulness is a disease, forgetfulness is a realm.
3
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Imagine that I offered it to you with but one condition - that you must use it for good, not evil.
4
西
When you practice something regularly, you become good at it.
5
As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.