Meaning

Primary

Quick

Alternatives

Prompt, Clever, Shrewd, Smart

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

A machine alert is an alert that is timed by a machine, not by a human. That is pretty quick and clever. Machines can move and think so much faster than us, after all.

Reading

きびん
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Context Sentences

ウェイトレスってのは機敏に動くものなのに、彼女はとんでもなく鈍いんだよ。

Waitresses are supposed to move quickly, but she is ridiculously slow.

Kanji Composition