Meaning

Primary

Meaning

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

The flavor of an idea, what is that? Imagine yourself licking an idea to figure out what it tastes like. What do you think you'll be tasting? Probably the meaning of said idea.

Reading

いみ
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

Patterns of Use

  • 意味を〜
  • 意味が〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 意味を考える
    to consider the meaning of something
    意味を持つ
    to have meaning
    意味を知る
    to learn the meaning of something
  • 意味がちがう
    the meaning is different
    意味が分かる
    to understand the meaning
    意味がある
    to be meaningful

Context Sentences

コウイチのあの意味あり気なかおを見て。

Look at Koichi's meaningful look!

この目が何を意味するかは分かりますか?

Do you understand what these eyes imply?

「あなたって、もっと賢いと思っていたわ。」「おい、それってどういう意味だよ!?」

"I thought you were smarter than that." "Hey what’s that supposed to mean?"

Kanji Composition