Meaning

Primary

Awareness

Alternative

Consciousness

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

The discerning you do with your ideas shows your awareness. It shows you're consciously thinking, because you not only know that you have ideas, but you think about them and discern them.

Reading

いしき
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

道をわたる前に、車が来てないことをかくにんするよう意識してください。

Please make it a habit to check that there aren't any cars coming before you cross.

果物や野さいはけんこうに良いので、意識して食べるようにしています。

I consciously eat fruits and vegetables since they are good for your health.

サーモンは、フグが他の女の子に興味を示そうものなら、意識を失う。

As soon as Fugu shows any attention to other girls, Salmon loses consciousness.

Kanji Composition