Meaning

Primary

To Hoist

Alternatives

To Fly, To Raise, To Deep Fry

Word Type

transitive verb, ichidan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means hoist. This strange word means to hoist, to fly, to raise, and (most importantly) to deep fry. The hoisting part usually has to do with hoisting or raising a flag, or something similar.

Reading

あげる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Remember the other "to raise" vocabs? They are all あげる as well. For example, 上げる is あげる and 挙げる is あげる as well.

Context

Context Sentences

ちょうど今からトンカツを揚げるところです。

I’m just about to deep fry pork cutlets.

Kanji Composition