よくyoku

noun:

  • greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants

karehayokuno少ないsukunaihitoda He is a man of few wants.

Kanji definition:

ヨクYOKUほっするho.suruしいho.shii

longing; covetousness; greed; passion; desire; craving

Strokes:
11
Radical:
欠 yawn
SKIP:
1-7-4
UTF:
6b32
JIS208:
45-63
Hangul:
욕 [yog]
Pinyin:
Stroke order:
Example words:
意欲いよくiyoku
will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)
よくyoku
greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants
欲求よっきゅうyokkyuu
desire; want; will; wish; urge; craving
食欲しょくよくshokuyoku
appetite (for food)
欲望よくぼうyokubou
desire; appetite; lust

Partial results:

ほしいhoshii Inflection

adjective:

auxiliary adjective:

  • I want (you) to - after the -te form of a verb - usually written using kana alone

watashiha鉛筆enpitsuwoけずるkezuruナイフNAIFUgaほしいhoshii I want a knife to sharpen my pencil with.

このkono書類shoruiwoそれぞれsorezore2部ずつzutsuコピーKOPIIしてshiteほしいhoshiindaga I'd like two copies of each of these documents.

よくばりyokubari Inflection

noun / adjectival noun:

  • greed; avarice; covetousness; greedy person

持てばmoteba持つmotsuほどhodo欲張りyokubariになるninaru The more you have, the more you want.

よくぼうyokubouirr.

noun:

  • desire; appetite; lust

欲望yokubouwoaito混同kondouするsuruna Don't confuse desire with love.

よくぶかyokubukaよくふかyokufuka Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

よっきゅうyokkyuu Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • desire; want; will; wish; urge; craving

彼女のkanojono医者ishaになりninariたいtaito言うiu欲求yokkyuuga彼女kanojowo駆り立てたkaritateta Her desire to be a doctor spurred her on.

ほしがるhoshigaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to desire; to want; to wish for; to covet 欲しい
ほっするhossuru Inflection

~する verb (spec.) / transitive:

  • to want; to desire

それsorewo欲するhossurunoha私のwatashinonakano獣性juuseida It's the animal in me that wants it.

よくばるyokubaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to covet; to lust for
よくめyokume

noun:

  • partiality; bias

oyano欲目yokume The crow thinks her own birds fairest.

よくのどれいyokunodorei

noun:

  • slave to avarice
よくけyokuke

noun:

  • extreme greediness
よくとくyokutoku

noun:

  • selfishness; self-interest
ほしいだけhoshiidake

expression / ~の noun:

  • as much as one wants; as many as one wants; all that one wishes for
よくのかわがつっぱるyokunokawagatsupparu Inflection

expression / godan ~る verb:

  • to be greedy - often 欲の皮が突っ張っている
よくをはるyokuwoharu Inflection

expression / godan ~る verb:

  • to lust for
よくとくずくyokutokuzukuよくとくずくyokutokuzukuよくとくづくyokutokuzukuよくとくづくyokutokuzukuirr.よくとくずくyokutokuzukuよくとくづくyokutokuzuku

noun:

  • carrying out mercenary deeds; having a mercenary attitude; calculating
よくのくまたかまたさくるyokunokumatakamatasakuru

expression:

  • avarice brings doom upon oneself; if a hawk-eagle tries to catch two boars at once, the boars will try to run in opposite directions, splitting the hawk-eagle into two and killing it - proverb
よくのかわがはるyokunokawagaharu Inflection

expression / godan ~る verb:

  • to be greedy
よくをかくyokuwokaku Inflection

expression / godan ~く verb:

  • to be greedy; to covet
よくねんyokunen

noun:

  • desire; wish; passion
よくじょうyokujou Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • passion; passions; (sexual) desire; craving
よっきゅうふまんyokkyuufuman

noun:

  • frustration - four character idiom

彼のkareno怒りikariha欲求不満yokkyuufumanからkara生じたshoujita His anger was born of frustration.

よくにめがくらむyokunimegakuramu Inflection

expression / godan ~む verb:

  • to be blinded by greed
よくばりほうyokubarihou

noun:

  • greedy algorithm - Mathematics term 貪欲法
よくしんyokushin

noun:

  • greed

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