Meaning

Primary

To Paint

Alternatives

To Plaster, To Lacquer, To Spread

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means paint and the verb vocab version is to paint and to plaster and to lacquer.

Reading

ぬる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Let's put a new () layer of paint on the wall. Then we'll plaster it.

Context

Context Sentences

マニキュアを塗り終わってからまた電話してもいい?

Can I call you back when I finish painting my nails?

Kanji Composition