Meaning

Primary

Criminal

Alternative

Culprit

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A crime person is a criminal.

Reading

はんにん
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

Context Sentences

犯人と議論したんだけど、中々かみあわなくってね。

I had an argument with the culprit, but I couldn't get anywhere.

その犯人は、口は災いの元だということを思い知った。

The criminal realized that the things he said truly were evil.

私は抜け目のない犯人にやられてしまったんだよ。私は全てを失って、犯人は指紋一つさえ残さなかったんだ。

I’ve been struck by a smooth criminal. I lost everything and he didn’t even leave one fingerprint.

Kanji Composition