Meaning

Primary

Earthquake

Word Type

noun

Explanation

An earth earthquake is just another way to say earthquake.

Reading

じしん
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. Notice that is read as instead of . You've seen this happen a few times before, so just try to remember that this is the case here.

Context

Context Sentences

新聞は、政府の地震対さくをはげしく非難しました。

The press severely criticized the government's earthquake preparedness.

ふだん地震のない所でごくたまに地震が起きると警察に電話してくる人が出る。

When an earthquake occurs in a place where they rarely have them, some people call the police.

「昨夜の地震について話したいんだけど。」「ぜひ聞きたいから話してよ。」

"I want to talk to you about the earthquake last night." "I’ll totally listen to what you have to say."

Kanji Composition