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good
 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
simp. and trad.
(善意)

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NounEdit

善意

  1. good intentions; goodwill
    善意謊話 / 善意谎话  ―  shànyì de huǎnghuà  ―  white lie

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Sino-Xenic (善意):
  • Japanese: 善意 (ぜんい) (zen'i)
  • Korean: 선의 (善意, seonui)
  • Vietnamese: thiện ý (善意)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 6

Grade: 3
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 善意 (dzyenX ʔiH, literally good + thought). Compare modern Mandarin 善意 (shànyì).

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善意 (hiragana ぜんい, rōmaji zen'i)

  1. good intentions, goodwill
    • 1953, 三好十郎, アメリカ人に問う:
      日本 (にほん)および日本人 (にほんじん) (たい)する善意 (ぜんい)がある。
      Nihon oyobi nihonjin ni taisuru zen'i ga aru.
      They have goodwill toward Japan and its people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN