Meaning

Primary

Possibility

Alternative

Likelihood

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Your possible (可能) gender is one of two things. This means there's a possibility you'll either be a boy or a girl. Or maybe something else! Who knows?!

Reading

かのうせい
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. It will help to be able to read 可能 as well.

Context

Context Sentences

戦争になる可能性は低いと思うけど、心配だよね。

I think the possibility of a war breaking out is low, but I'm worried.

今年のクリスマスは雪になる可能性が高いみたいです。

It seems like the likelihood of it snowing on Christmas Day is very high.

思いついた考えは、どれも実現の可能性は無さそうでしたが、私達はそう簡単には諦めませんでした。

None of the ideas we came up with sounded likely, but we didn’t give up easily.

Kanji Composition