Meaning

Primary

Optional

Alternatives

Voluntary, Arbitrary

Word Type

の adjective

Explanation

My idea of duty is that you don't really have to do it. It's optional, you know?

Reading

にんい
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

名前と住所は法律で答えなくてはいけないと決まっているものですか?それとも任意ですか?

Do I legally have to tell you my name and address, or is it optional?

Kanji Composition