Meaning

Primary

Rosary

Alternative

Prayer Beads

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A number of pearls, put together on a string. This refers to a rosary or prayer beads. You'll see these a lot in Japan, for sale or with monks wearing them.

Reading

じゅず
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading for this word is different from both of the kanji readings you learned. This word sounds a lot like Jews (じゅず), so we'll have to go with that. Just imagine a Jewish rosary or prayer beads, with a Jewish person using it.

Context

Context Sentences

高額な数珠を私に売りつけようとした男の名前が思い出せません。

I can’t remember the name of the guy who tried to force me to buy an expensive rosary.

Kanji Composition