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Good Intentions

hǎo yì
kou i
Good Intentions Scroll

好意 is how to write good intentions in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as: kindness; good will; favor; favour; courtesy; good wishes; friendliness; amity.

Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith

shàn yì
zen i
Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith Scroll

善意 is a word that means good intentions, good will, or to things done in good faith in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.

It's sort of the reason you do good deeds, or the desire you have inside yourself to do the right thing.

This can also be translated as benevolence, kindness, virtuous mind, positive mindset, or favorable sense.

善意 is also used in legal context for things that are done in good faith (regardless of outcome).

In Japanese, this can be the personal name Yoshi or Yoshii.

Mercy / Compassion / Love

ji
Mercy / Compassion / Love Scroll

慈 is the simplest way to express the idea of compassion.

This can also mean love for your fellow humans, humanity, or living creatures. Sometimes this is extended to mean charity.

This term is often used with a Buddhist or Christian context. The concept was also spoken of by Laozi (Lao Tzu) in the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching).

慈 is considered the direct translation of the Sanskrit word मैत्री (maitrī) Pali word मेत्ता (mettā). In this context, it means benevolence, loving-kindness, and goodwill.

This Chinese character is understood in Japanese but is usually used in compound words (not seen alone). Also used in old Korean Hanja, so it's very universal.


See Also:  Mercy | Benevolence | Forgiveness | Kindness


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Good Intentions好意kou i / koui / ko i / koihǎo yì / hao3 yi4 / hao yi / haoyihao i / haoi
Good Intentions
Good Will
Good Faith
善意zen i / zenishàn yì / shan4 yi4 / shan yi / shanyishan i / shani
Mercy
Compassion
Love
jicí / ci2 / citz`u / tzu


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

善意

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shàn yì
    shan4 yi4
shan i
 zeni
    ぜんい
goodwill; benevolence; kindness
(1) virtuous mind; (2) good intentions; good will; (3) positive mindset; (4) {law} (See 悪意・3) bona fides; good faith; (personal name) Yoshii
good intentions

好意

see styles
hǎo yì
    hao3 yi4
hao i
 koui / koi
    こうい
Mercy / Compassion / Love Scroll
good intention; kindness
(1) kindness; favor; favour; friendliness; (2) goodwill; affection; liking (for someone); love

see styles
zhì
    zhi4
chih
 kokorozashi
    こころざし
aspiration; ambition; the will
(1) will; resolution; intention; ambition; aim; goal; (2) kindness; goodwill; kind offer; (3) gift (as a token of gratitude); (female given name) Yuki
Will, resolve, 志意; 心志; also data, records; resolution

意思

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yì si
    yi4 si5
i ssu
 ishi
    いし
idea; opinion; meaning; wish; desire; interest; fun; token of appreciation, affection etc; CL:個|个[ge4]; to give as a small token; to do something as a gesture of goodwill etc
intention; wish; purpose; mind (to do)
mindfulness

暖簾

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 noren(p); nouren(ok); nonren(ok) / noren(p); noren(ok); nonren(ok)
    のれん(P); のうれん(ok); のんれん(ok)
(1) (kana only) (short) curtain hung at shop entrance; split curtain used to divide spaces in a house; (2) (kana only) reputation (of a store); good name; credit; (3) (kana only) {bus} goodwill

示好

see styles
shì hǎo
    shi4 hao3
shih hao
to express goodwill; to be friendly

親善


亲善

see styles
qīn shàn
    qin1 shan4
ch`in shan
    chin shan
 shinzen
    しんぜん
goodwill
friendship; goodwill; friendly relations; amity; (male given name) Chikayoshi

寄せる

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 yoseru
    よせる
(transitive verb) (1) to come near; to let someone approach; (transitive verb) (2) to bring near; to bring together; to collect; to gather; (transitive verb) (3) to deliver (opinion, news, etc.); to send (e.g. a letter); to contribute; to donate; (transitive verb) (4) to let someone drop by; (transitive verb) (5) to add (numbers); (transitive verb) (6) to have feelings for (love, goodwill, trust, etc.); (transitive verb) (7) to rely upon for a time; to depend on; (transitive verb) (8) to use as a pretext; (transitive verb) (9) to put aside; (transitive verb) (10) to press; to push; to force; (transitive verb) (11) (ksb:) to include; to welcome (in a group); to let in

暖簾代

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 norendai
    のれんだい
goodwill; intangible assets (part of the acquisition price of a business paid for the name and reputation of the company rather than tangible assets)

のれん代

see styles
 norendai
    のれんだい
goodwill; intangible assets (part of the acquisition price of a business paid for the name and reputation of the company rather than tangible assets)

商売の株

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 shoubainokabu / shobainokabu
    しょうばいのかぶ
goodwill of a business

善意通訳

see styles
 zenitsuuyaku / zenitsuyaku
    ぜんいつうやく
(yoji) goodwill guide; volunteer guide and interpreter for foreign residents and tourists

国際親善

see styles
 kokusaishinzen
    こくさいしんぜん
international goodwill

親善使節

see styles
 shinzenshisetsu
    しんぜんしせつ
ambassador of goodwill; goodwill envoy; goodwill mission

親善大使


亲善大使

see styles
qīn shàn dà shǐ
    qin1 shan4 da4 shi3
ch`in shan ta shih
    chin shan ta shih
 shinzentaishi
    しんぜんたいし
goodwill ambassador
goodwill ambassador; friendship ambassador

好意を持つ

see styles
 kouiomotsu / koiomotsu
    こういをもつ
(exp,v5t) (1) (See 好意・こうい・1) to feel goodwill (towards); to wish someone well; (exp,v5t) (2) (See 好意・こうい・2) to have a strong liking (for); to be emotionally involved

Variations:
のれん代
暖簾代

see styles
 norendai
    のれんだい
goodwill; intangible assets (part of the acquisition price of a business paid for the name and reputation of the company rather than tangible assets)

Variations:
お蔭様
おかげ様
お蔭さま
御蔭様

see styles
 okagesama
    おかげさま
(1) (polite language) (kana only) (as おかげさまで) (See おかげさまで・2) (someone's) assistance; help; aid; kindness; goodwill; (2) (polite language) (kana only) (See おかげ・1) grace (of God); benevolence (of Buddha); blessing

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