Meaning

Primary

Urgent

Alternative

Emergency

Word Type

noun, な adjective, の adjective

Explanation

Things are tense and we have to hurry! This is quite the urgent emergency!

Reading

きんきゅう
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

緊急地震速報を携帯で受信した三秒後に、地震が起きました。

Three seconds after receiving an emergency earthquake report on my cellphone, the earthquake occurred.

Kanji Composition