Meaning

Primary

Cave

Alternative

Den

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A cave hole is a cave or den.

Reading

どうけつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)
ほらあな
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading of is one you've learned. The reading of isn't one you've learned, though. So, think about how you go inside this cave, only to find yourself covered by some red goopy liquid. You think it's blood, but luckily it just turns out to be ketsup (けつ). If you want to be less formal, you can also use the kun'yomi and say ほらあな, but then you'd never learn that reading for , and where's the fun in that?

Context

Context Sentences

その洞穴で躓いて、足首を捻挫しました。

I stumbled into the cave and sprained my ankle.

Kanji Composition