Meaning

Primary

To Punch

Alternatives

To Strike, To Hit

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 assault. What are some ways to assault a person? How about to punch, to strike, or to hit, to name a few?

Reading

なぐる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Someone is nagging (なぐ) you and nagging you about something. You can't take it any more, so you turn around to punch them in the face.

Context

Context Sentences

ゴングが鳴った瞬間、そのボクサーは相手の顎を思い切り殴り付けた。

The moment the gong sounded, the boxer punched his opponent’s jaw with all his strength.

Kanji Composition