Meaning

Primary

Refinement

Alternative

Polish

Word Type

noun, verbal noun

Explanation

You take your practice and you wash it. Slowly chunks fall off and it becomes more and more simple. You are washing away the gunk on the outside to attain refinement and polish yourself, via practice.

Reading

せんれん
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

シンプルで洗練されたデザインのトートバッグです。

It's a tote bag with a simple and sophisticated design.

彼女の言葉づかいはとても洗練されています。

Her use of language is very sophisticated.

うーん…悪くはないけど、もう少し洗練した方がいいかな?

Hmmm... not bad, but it would a little more refinement be good?

Kanji Composition