all

(peaked roof) + (king)
★★★★★
6 strokes

Onyomi

ZEN

Mnemonic

All kings do ZEN meditation under a peaked temple roof.

Kunyomi

まった*く absolutely / completeley (I absolutely don't know this man, officer! He's completely crazy)
★★★★☆

Jukugo

全部(ぜんぶ)

all of it ★★★★★
(all) + (section) = 全部 (all of it)

全然(ぜんぜん)

absolutely! ★★★★☆ 1/2 KANA
(all) + (nature) = 全然 (absolutely! )

absolutely! (usually used to emphasize the word after it. But sometimes, the word being emphasized is omitted because it's so obvious (to Japanese))

If you hear someone say 'Zenzen!' with no word after it, it might mean 'zenzen daijoubu,' ('Absolutely no problemo.') . . .

OR it might mean 'zen zen dame!' ('No effing way, guy!')

全員(ぜんいん)

all members ★★★★☆
(all) + (clerk) = 全員 (all members)

all the members of the group

全国(ぜんこく)

nationwide ★★☆☆☆
(all) + (country) = 全国 (nationwide)

nationwide,national (as in a national contest)

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
all KINGS
excess SHOW

We can't all be KINGS, becaus that would SHOW an excess of monarchs.

Synonyms

finish
済ませる    完成    完了    終了     結末    終わり    完全   
perfect
完璧    完全