よく

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spellings
良く
善く
克く
能く

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

よく (yoku

  1. adverbial form of よい (yoi, good)
  2. adverbial form of いい (ii, good)
  3. 良く, 善く, 克く: good, well
    よくやった
    Yoku yatta.
    Well done!
  4. 良く: frequently, often
    (わたし)(ほん)よく()みます
    Watashi wa hon o yoku yomimasu.
    I read books a lot.
  5. 良く, 善く: having astonishing ability or guts
  6. 能く: (literary) able to
Antonyms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of よく – see the following entries.
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[noun] desire, a want, that which is wanted
[noun] greed, avarice
[noun] ambition, will
Alternative spelling
S
[noun] a wing (of a bird or insect)
[noun] (aviation) an airfoil
[noun] (military) a flank
[noun] a blade (of a propeller, turbine, etc.) with the same cross section of an aircraft wing
[counter] counter for wings of birds
[counter] (by extension) counter for birds
[counter] counter for boats
[affix] wing (of a bird, insect, aircraft, etc.)
[affix] (by extension) something overhanging both left and right, like a wing
[affix] assist, help, support
[proper noun] (Chinese astronomy) the Wings constellation, one of the Twenty-Eight Mansions
[proper noun] a female given name
(This term, よく, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as よく, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as よく.)