Meaning

Primary

One Small Thing

Alternatives

One Thing, One Small Object, One Object

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The counter , which means individual on its own, refers to "an individual thing." This is usually a small thing, so it's used to count small things. This word here talks about one individual. A better way to translate that would be to call it one small thing.

Reading

いっこ
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. The いち gets shortened, but I bet you knew that already.

Context

Context Sentences

おく歯に一個、大きな穴が空いているね。

You've got one big hole in your back teeth.

そのイチゴは、一個百円にもかかわらず、飛ぶように売れました。

Those strawberries were one hundred yen each, but they flew off the shelves.

ビエトはシュークリームがとっても好きなので、毎日少なくとも一個は食べます。

Viet likes cream puffs so much that he eats at least one every single day.

Kanji Composition