Meaning

Primary

Contrast

Alternative

Comparison

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

When you look at something versus something else, you compare them with one another. You look at the contrast between them and make a comparison.

Reading

たいひ
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

りょうしは、二ひきの魚を対比してみました。

The fisherman compared the two fish.

日本の生活とアメリカの生活じゃ、いい対比にならないよ。

Japanese life and American life aren't a good comparison.

誰がコウイチの鼻の写真を撮ったの?その光と影の対比がすごく好きなんだけど。

Who took the picture of Koichi’s nose? I really love the contrast between the light and the shadows.

Kanji Composition