Meaning

Primary

Serious

Alternative

Grave

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

A deep carve is very serious and grave. Just imagine getting cut with a sword. If the carve is deep, well, that's serious.

Reading

しんこく
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

甲状腺異常のある日本の子どもたちの数が増えているのは、深刻な問題です。

It’s a serious problem that the number of Japanese children with thyroid abnormalities have been increasing.

Kanji Composition