Meaning

Primary

Preparation

Alternatives

Arrangements, Provision, Getting Ready

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

When you have an idea for a task you are in preparation for actually doing it. Because it's still just an idea you're still getting ready.

Reading

ようい
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

Patterns of Use

  • ご用意
  • 〜の用意
  • 用意を〜
  • 用意が〜

Common Word Combinations

  • ご用意
    preparations
  • 夕食の用意
    dinner preparation
    食事の用意
    meal preparation
    朝食の用意
    breakfast preparation
  • 用意を始める
    to begin preparations
    用意を行う
    to carry out preparations
    用意をする
    to make preparations
  • 用意が終わる
    to finish preparations
    用意がある
    to be prepared, to have ready
    用意ができる
    to be ready, can prepare

Context Sentences

万が一の時にそなえて、マッチとろうそくを用意しました。

I got matches and candles ready in case of emergency.

毎週金よう日はきゅう食がないから自分でおべん当を用意しないといけないんです。

Because school lunch is not provided on Fridays, we have to prepare our own lunch.

出所祝いの鍋パーティーの用意は全てこちらで致しますので、あなたは保釈金の用意をお願いします。

We will do all the nabe party arrangements to celebrate the release from jail, so please take care of making arrangements for bail on your side.

Kanji Composition