Meaning

Primary

Via

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

You pass through somewhere for a reason, so you're going via that place.

Reading

けいゆ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You learned this reading for with the kanji, and you learned this reading for with the word 由来. If you need an extra reminder for that one, here's a mnemonic just in case:

If you're going via an unfamiliar place, I recommend you seek out a yurt () to stay in. Wherever it is you're going via, you can't go wrong if you stay in a yurt.

Context

Context Sentences

京都に東京経由で行った時です。

That's the time I went to Kyoto via Tokyo.

大阪を経由しても行けますよ。

You can also go via Osaka.

旅館の予約は、インターネット経由で行うのが一番いいと思う。

I think it's best to book your inn via the internet.

Kanji Composition