Meaning

Primary

Depth

Alternative

Profundity

Word Type

noun

Explanation

This is the noun version of the kanji deep, so it means depth.

Reading

ふかさ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You already learned this reading when you learned 深い so you should be able to read this one too!

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜の深さ
  • 深さが〜
  • 深さは〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 味の深さ
    depth of flavor
    川の深さ
    river depth
    ふところの深さ
    how broad-minded one is, the width of a sumo wrestler's chest
  • 深さが深い
    the depth is deep
    深さがない
    there's no depth
    深さがある
    to have depth
  • 深さは20メートル
    the depth is 20 meters
    深さは30センチ
    the depth is 30 centimeters
    深さはそんなにない
    there isn't that much depth

Context Sentences

このプールの深さを教えて下さい。

Could you tell me the depth of this pool?

コウイチの知えの深さははかり知れない。

The profundity of Koichi's wisdom is off the scale.

ビエトが、週末に百メートルの深さの落としあなをほったと自まんしていました。

Viet was bragging that he dug a hundred meter deep pit over the weekend.

Kanji Composition