Meaning

Primary

To Dig

Word Type

godan verb

Explanation

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

Reading

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

Explanation

If you are going to dig you are going to end up making a hole ().

Context

Context Sentences

クママンは中年の男やもめで、家業で金を掘っています。

Kumaman is a middle-aged, widower living and digging gold like his father before him.

Kanji Composition