Meaning

Primary

Caution

Alternatives

Attention, Warning

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

When you pour your ideas into something, you're thinking a lot about it. You're paying close attention and using caution. You'll see this on a lot of warning signs marking dangerous things in Japan, so be sure to pay attention to them!

Reading

ちゅうい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 注意を〜
  • ご注意〜
  • 注意が〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 注意をする
    to pay attention, to warn someone
    注意を受ける
    to receive a warning, to receive attention
    注意をそらす
    to distract someone's attention
  • ご注意を
    please take note, please be careful
    ご注意下さい
    please take note, please be careful
    ご注意をしてください
    please take note, please be careful
  • 注意が大切
    caution is important
    注意が必要
    caution is required
    注意が重要
    caution is essential

Context Sentences

今日、上しに注意されちゃったよ。

Today, I got a warning from my boss.

日本語で何かを読んでいる時には、おも白い語句や文ぽうに注意を払って下さい。

When you’re reading in Japanese, pay attention to interesting words and grammar.

私は彼が間違った道を進んでるんじゃないかと心配しているのよ。注意したんだけど、聞く耳持たずって感じで。

I’m worried that he’s going down the wrong path. I cautioned him, but he doesn’t listen to me.

Kanji Composition