Kun readings 🇯🇵
On readings 🇨🇳
The kanji 尽 means
do ones best.
尽 is used in various expressions and as a suffix to add the meaning that something is absolute, complete, exhausted.
In this post we learn in detail the meaning of 尽, its origin, and how it is used through real example sentences.
Origin of the kanji 尽
The kanji is quite simple, consisting of 2 radicals:
What does kanji mean 尽
The kanji 尽 is used to indicate something complete, exhausted, which has given everything and used all its energy or ability.
The kanji appears in the verb 尽くす, which means
to be used,
to give ones best. This verb and its variations are then used in combination with other expressions to express something complete or exhausted.
Kanji readings 尽
Let's now see the various On and Kun readings that the kanji 尽 assumes.
Kun readings of the kanji 尽 🇯🇵
The reading つ is standard for kanji in the verb 尽くす, which as we have seen means
The verb 尽くす is often used as a suffix in combination with other expressions.
Some words that use kanji reading - つ.くす of the kanji 尽 are:
at full capacity
burned to ashes
The reading ず is used for the term 尽くめ, which is also a grammatical expression to indicate something that
On readings of the kanji 尽 🇨🇳
The reading じん is used in conjunction with other kanji to indicate something
Some words that use the kanji 尽 reading じん are:
Examples of the kanji 尽
I'll give it my all.
The candle burned out.
The road in the forest was completely covered with snow.