良い

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  • よい yoi

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  • い adjective
    good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable
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    • also いい (all senses)
  • sufficient, enough, ready, prepared
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  • profitable (deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial
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  • OK, all right, fine, no problem
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    • as て(も)良い, と(も)良い, etc.; indicates permission or compromise

Kanji in this word

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  • 7 strokes

    good, pleasing, skilled

Adjective declension

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Plain
Present良い - いい (ii) 
Negative良くない - よくない (yokunai) 
Past良かった - よかった (yokatta) 
Past negative良くなかった - よくなかった (yokunakatta) 
Te form良くて - よくて (yokute) 
Adverbial良く - よく (yoku) 
Polite
Present良いです - いいです (iidesu) 
Negative良くありません - よくありません (yokuarimasen) 
Past良かったです - よかったです (yokattadesu) 
Past negative良くありませんでした - よくありませんでした (yokuarimasendeshita) 

Example sentences

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  • Japanese sentence

    私にはよい友達が数人いる。 

    Sentence analysis
    English translation

    I have several good friends.