Meaning

Primary

Answering Machine

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You hopefully know that this has something to do with housesitting (留守番). So, a telephone (電話) that does housesitting for you is what? It's your answering machine.

Reading

るすばんでんわ
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

留守番電話にコウイチから明日飛行機でハワイに行くというメッセージが入っていました。

On my answering machine, I got a message from Koichi saying he's flying to Hawaii tomorrow.

あっちが留守番電話で議論をふかっけてきたんだぜ。

He challenged me to a debate on my answering machine.

トーフグのオフィスに何度も何度も電話をしていますが、いつも留守番電話です。

I've been calling the Tofugu office over and over again, but I always get the answering machine.

Kanji Composition