善意

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

善意

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 6

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

善意 ‎(hiragana ぜんい, romaji 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9