Meaning

Primary

Do Not Enter

Alternatives

No Entry, Off-Limits

Word Type

noun, expression, の adjective

Explanation

Standing and entering are both 禁止 (prohibited). If you see this sign, it's essentially saying do not enter or no entry.

Reading

たちいりきんし
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading for 立入 is a bit strange, but it might help you to know that it can also be written 立ち入り. The 立ち is the same one you learned with 立ち飲み and the 入り is the reading you learned with 入り口. In our version of the word, the hiragana isn't visible (it's sort of pushed into the kanji), but the word is still pronounced the same way: たちいり.

And 禁止 doesn't have any weirdness going on, so at least you have that!

Context

Context Sentences

このドアには、関係者以外立入禁止って書かれているよ。

This door says Authorized Personnel Only.

スーパーのバックヤードは立入禁止です。

The backroom of the grocery store is off-limits.

それは大胆だね!君が本当に立入禁止って書いてる場所に入ってションベンしたなんて信じられないよ!

That is wild! I can’t believe you went into a place marked "Do Not Enter" and then peed in there!

Kanji Composition