Meaning

Primary

Second

Word Type

noun, suffix

Explanation

The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well - that is the unit of time, second.

Reading

びょう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as you learned with the kanji. It's presumably because it's usually attached to other things, like numbers, making it act more like a jukugo word would. Anyway, you should only need a second to learn this reading, since you should already know it.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 〜秒

Common Word Combinations

  • 十秒
    ten seconds
    六十秒
    sixty seconds
    一秒
    one second

Context Sentences

コウイチにラインしたら秒で返事きてわらえた。

I sent a LINE message to Koichi and he replied to me in a second. That made me chuckle.

大体いつも、ふとんに入ったら三秒でねてる。

When I go to bed, I usually fall asleep in three seconds.

あなたの発音をたったの十二秒でネイティブレベルにしてみせますよ。

Your pronunciation can reach native-level in just twelve seconds.

Kanji Composition