Meaning

Primary

To Draw

Alternative

To Sketch

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 draw so the verb vocab version is to draw or to sketch.

Reading

かく
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)
えがく
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as 書く, which is similar to drawing something (you use a writing instrument on a piece of paper, which you can do with drawing). Another reading is えがく, which is like saying 絵を書く, but combined and rendaku'd.

Context

Context Sentences

うちのロゴを違う色でも描いてみてもらえますか。

Can you draw our logo with different colors?

Kanji Composition