good (virtuous); benevolent; well-disposed; good at sth; to improve or perfect

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阿拉善 阿拉善 a1 la1 shan4
Alxa league, a prefecture level subdivision of Inner Mongolia

阿拉善盟 阿拉善盟 a1 la1 shan4 meng2
Alxa League, a prefecture level subdivision of Inner Mongolia

阿拉善右旗 阿拉善右旗 a1 la1 shan4 you4 qi2
Alxa Right Banner, Mongolian Alshaa Baruun khoshuu, in Alxa League 阿拉善盟, Inner Mongolia (formerly in Gansu 1969-1979)

阿拉善左旗 阿拉善左旗 a1 la1 shan4 zuo3 qi2
Alxa Left Banner, Mongolian Alshaa Züün khoshuu, in Alxa League 阿拉善盟, Inner Mongolia (formerly in Gansu 1969-1979)

百善孝为先 百善孝為先 bai3 shan4 xiao4 wei2 xian1
of all virtues filial piety is most important (idiom)

不善 不善 bu4 shan4
bad; ill; not good at; not to be pooh-poohed; quite impressive

不完善 不完善 bu4 wan2 shan4

长袖善舞 長袖善舞 chang2 xiu4 shan4 wu3
long sleeves help one dance beautifully (idiom); money and power will help you in any occupation

惩恶劝善 懲惡勸善 cheng2 e4 quan4 shan4
see 懲惡揚善|惩恶扬善

惩恶扬善 懲惡揚善 cheng2 e4 yang2 shan4
to uphold virtue and condemn evil (idiom)

慈眉善目 慈眉善目 ci2 mei2 shan4 mu4
kind brows, pleasant eyes (idiom); amiable looking; benign-faced

慈眉善眼 慈眉善眼 ci2 mei2 shan4 yan3
kind brows, pleasant eyes (idiom); amiable looking; benign-faced

慈善 慈善 ci2 shan4
benevolent; charitable

慈善抽奖 慈善抽獎 ci2 shan4 chou1 jiang3
a raffle (for charity)

慈善机构 慈善機構 ci2 shan4 ji1 gou4

慈善家 慈善家 ci2 shan4 jia1
philanthropist; humanitarian; charity donor

慈善组织 慈善組織 ci2 shan4 zu3 zhi1
charity organization

从善如登,从恶如崩 從善如登,從惡如崩 cong2 shan4 ru2 deng1 - cong2 e4 ru2 beng1
doing good is like a hard climb, doing evil is like an easy fall (idiom)

从善如流 從善如流 cong2 shan4 ru2 liu2
readily following good advice (idiom); willing to accept other people's views

多愁善感 多愁善感 duo1 chou2 shan4 gan3
melancholy and moody (idiom); depressed personality

多多益善 多多益善 duo1 duo1 yi4 shan4
the more the better

多谋善断 多謀善斷 duo1 mou2 shan4 duan4
resourceful and decisive; resolute and sagacious

多钱善贾 多錢善賈 duo1 qian2 shan4 gu3
much capital, good business (idiom); fig. good trading conditions

乏善可陈 乏善可陳 fa2 shan4 ke3 chen2
to be nothing to write home about (idiom)

改恶向善 改惡向善 gai3 e4 xiang4 shan4
turn away from evil and follow virtue

改善 改善 gai3 shan4
to make better; to improve

改善关系 改善關係 gai3 shan4 guan1 xi5
to improve relations

改善通讯 改善通訊 gai3 shan4 tong1 xun4
to improve communications

工欲善其事,必先利其器 工欲善其事,必先利其器 gong1 yu4 shan4 qi2 shi4 - bi4 xian1 li4 qi2 qi4
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job

共襄善举 共襄善舉 gong4 xiang1 shan4 ju3
to cooperate in a charity project

过而能改,善莫大焉 過而能改,善莫大焉 guo4 er2 neng2 gai3 - shan4 mo4 da4 yan1
If one can change after making a mistake, there is nothing better (idiom)

和善 和善 he2 shan4

嘉善 嘉善 jia1 shan4
Jiashan county in Jiaxing 嘉興|嘉兴, Zhejiang

嘉善县 嘉善縣 jia1 shan4 xian4
Jiashan county in Jiaxing 嘉興|嘉兴, Zhejiang

假善人 假善人 jia3 shan4 ren2
false compassion; bogus charity

尽善尽美 盡善盡美 jin4 shan4 jin4 mei3
perfect (idiom); perfection; the best of all possible worlds; as good as it gets

来者不善,善者不来 來者不善,善者不來 lai2 zhe3 bu4 shan4 - shan4 zhe3 bu4 lai2
He who comes is surely ill-intentioned, no-one well-meaning will come (idiom).; Be careful not to trust foreigners.; Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!

乐善好施 樂善好施 le4 shan4 hao4 shi1
kind and charitable

良善 良善 liang2 shan4

美善 美善 mei3 shan4
beautiful and good

面恶心善 面惡心善 mian4 e4 xin1 shan4
to have a mean-looking face but a heart of gold (idiom)

能歌善舞 能歌善舞 neng2 ge1 shan4 wu3
can sing and dance (idiom); fig. a person of many talents

能诗善文 能詩善文 neng2 shi1 shan4 wen2
highly literate; lit. capable at poetry, proficient at prose

能写善算 能寫善算 neng2 xie3 shan4 suan4
to be literate and numerate (idiom)

能言善辩 能言善辯 neng2 yan2 shan4 bian4
glib of tongue (idiom); eloquent

配套完善 配套完善 pei4 tao4 wan2 shan4

弃恶从善 棄惡從善 qi4 e4 cong2 shan4
to renounce evil and turn to virtue (idiom)

亲善 親善 qin1 shan4

亲善大使 親善大使 qin1 shan4 da4 shi3
goodwill ambassador

劝善惩恶 勸善懲惡 quan4 shan4 cheng2 e4
to encourage virtue and punish evil (idiom); fig. poetic justice; you get what's coming to you

攘善 攘善 rang3 shan4
to claim credit due to others; to appropriate other's credit or honor

人之初,性本善 人之初,性本善 ren2 zhi1 chu1 - xing4 ben3 shan4
man at birth is fundamentally good in nature; the first two lines of Three Character Classic 三字經|三字经

人之将死,其言也善 人之將死,其言也善 ren2 zhi1 jiang1 si3 - qi2 yan2 ye3 shan4
words of a man on his deathbed always come from the heart (proverb)

日行一善 日行一善 ri4 xing2 yi1 shan4
to do a good deed every day

善罢甘休 善罷甘休 shan4 ba4 gan1 xiu1
to leave the matter at that; to be prepared to let go; to be willing to take things lying down

善本 善本 shan4 ben3
old book; good book; reliable book; rare book

善辩 善辯 shan4 bian4
eloquent; good at arguing

善变 善變 shan4 bian4
fickle; mercurial; changeable; capricious; to be apt to change

善财 善財 shan4 cai2
to cherish wealth

善财难舍 善財難捨 shan4 cai2 nan2 she3
to cherish wealth and find it hard to give up (idiom); refusing to contribute to charity; skinflint; miserly

善策 善策 shan4 ce4
wise policy; best policy

善存 善存 shan4 cun2
Centrum (brand)

善待 善待 shan4 dai4
to treat well

善恶 善惡 shan4 e4
good and evil; good versus evil

善风 善風 shan4 feng1
fair wind

善感 善感 shan4 gan3
sensitive; emotional

善后 善後 shan4 hou4
to deal with the aftermath (arising from an accident); funeral arrangements; reparations

善后借款 善後借款 shan4 hou4 jie4 kuan3
reconstruction loan provided by Great Powers to Yuan Shikai in 1913

善化 善化 shan4 hua4
Shanhua town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan

善化镇 善化鎮 shan4 hua4 zhen4
Shanhua town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan

善解人意 善解人意 shan4 jie3 ren2 yi4
to be good at understanding others (idiom)

善款 善款 shan4 kuan3
contributions; donations

善良 善良 shan4 liang2
good and honest; kindhearted

善男信女 善男信女 shan4 nan2 xin4 nv3
lay practitioners of Buddhism

善能 善能 shan4 neng2
to be good at

善人 善人 shan4 ren2
philanthropist; charitable person; well-doer

鄯善 鄯善 shan4 shan4
Piqan county or Pichan nahiyisi in Turpan prefecture 吐魯番地區|吐鲁番地区, Xinjiang

鄯善县 鄯善縣 shan4 shan4 xian4
Piqan county or Pichan nahiyisi in Turpan prefecture 吐魯番地區|吐鲁番地区, Xinjiang

善始善终 善始善終 shan4 shi3 shan4 zhong1
where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth; to carry things through; I started, so I'll finish.

善事 善事 shan4 shi4
good deeds

善思 善思 shan4 si1
thoughtfulness; wholesome thinking (Buddhism)

善忘 善忘 shan4 wang4
forgetful; amnesia

善心 善心 shan4 xin1
kindness; benevolence; philanthropy; virtuous intentions

善行 善行 shan4 xing2
good actions

善言 善言 shan4 yan2
good words

善言辞 善言辭 shan4 yan2 ci2
articulate; eloquent

善意 善意 shan4 yi4
goodwill; benevolence; kindness

善意的谎言 善意的謊言 shan4 yi4 de5 huang3 yan2
white lie

善用 善用 shan4 yong4
to be good at using (sth); to put (sth) to good use

善有善报 善有善報 shan4 you3 shan4 bao4
virtue has its rewards (idiom); one good turn deserves another

善有善报,恶有恶报 善有善報,惡有惡報 shan4 you3 shan4 bao4 - e4 you3 e4 bao4
virtue has its reward, evil its retribution

善有善报,恶有恶报,若然不报时晨未到 善有善報,惡有惡報,若然不報時晨未到 shan4 you3 shan4 bao4 - e4 you3 e4 bao4 - ruo4 ran2 bu4 bao4 shi2 chen2 wei4 dao4
Good has its reward and evil has its recompense. The payback is just a matter of time

善于 善於 shan4 yu2
to be good at; to be adept at

善缘 善緣 shan4 yuan2
good karma

善哉 善哉 shan4 zai1

善者不辩,辩者不善 善者不辯,辯者不善 shan4 zhe3 bu4 bian4 - bian4 zhe3 bu4 shan4
Good words are not persuasive, persuasive words are not good (idiom, from Laozi 老子 81). Do not be taken in by appearances.

善自保重 善自保重 shan4 zi4 bao3 zhong4
take good care of yourself!

善自为谋 善自為謀 shan4 zi4 wei2 mou2
to be good at working for one's own profit (idiom)

善自珍摄 善自珍攝 shan4 zi4 zhen1 she4
take good care of yourself! (idiom)

首善之区 首善之區 shou3 shan4 zhi1 qu1
the finest place in the nation (often used in reference to the capital city); also written 首善之地

妥善 妥善 tuo3 shan4
appropriate; proper

完善 完善 wan2 shan4
perfect; to make perfect; to improve

为善最乐 為善最樂 wei2 shan4 zui4 le4
doing good deeds brings the greatest joy (idiom)

伪善 偽善 wei3 shan4

伪善者 偽善者 wei3 shan4 zhe3

骁勇善战 驍勇善戰 xiao1 yong3 shan4 zhan4
to be brave and good at fighting (idiom)

心地善良 心地善良 xin1 di4 shan4 liang2
kindhearted; good-natured

行善 行善 xing2 shan4
to do good works; to be merciful

性善 性善 xing4 shan4
the theory of Mencius that people are by nature good

循循善诱 循循善誘 xun2 xun2 shan4 you4
to guide patiently and systematically (idiom)

驯善 馴善 xun4 shan4
docile; tractable

隐恶扬善 隱惡揚善 yin3 e4 yang2 shan4
to praise the virtue of sb or sth while concealing their faults

尹潽善 尹潽善 yin3 pu3 shan4
Yun Poseon (1897-1990), South Korean Democratic party politician, mayor of Seoul from 1948, president 1960-1962

永善 永善 yong3 shan4
Yongshan county in Zhaotong 昭通, Yunnan

永善县 永善縣 yong3 shan4 xian4
Yongshan county in Zhaotong 昭通, Yunnan

友善 友善 you3 shan4

与人为善 與人為善 yu3 ren2 wei2 shan4
to be of service to others; to help others; benevolent

欲善其事,必先利其器 欲善其事,必先利其器 yu4 shan4 qi2 shi4 - bi4 xian1 li4 qi2 qi4
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job

择善而从 擇善而從 ze2 shan4 er2 cong2
to choose the right course and follow it (idiom)

择善固执 擇善固執 ze2 shan4 gu4 zhi2
to choose what is good and hold fast to it (idiom)

彰善瘅恶 彰善癉惡 zhang1 shan4 dan4 e4
to distinguish good and evil (idiom); to uphold virtue and condemn evil; to praise good and expose vice

真善美 真善美 zhen1 shan4 mei3
truth, goodness and beauty

臻于完善 臻於完善 zhen1 yu2 wan2 shan4
to attain perfection (idiom)

知人善任 知人善任 zhi1 ren2 shan4 ren4
expert at appointing people according to their abilities (idiom); to put the right people in the right places

知人善用 知人善用 zhi1 ren2 shan4 yong4
see 知人善任

最善 最善 zui4 shan4
optimal; the best