Meaning

Primary

Practice

Alternatives

Training, Drill

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

You practice something to learn it. That's still called practice! The important part about this is that you're learning while you practice too. It's right in the word. So, when you practice kanji and Japanese vocab, make sure you're learning as well as practicing. If you're not learning, you're not really practicing, are you?

Reading

れんしゅう
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

Patterns of Use

  • 練習を〜
  • 〜の練習
  • 〜練習

Common Word Combinations

  • 練習をする
    to practice
    練習を行う
    to conduct practice
    練習を始める
    to begin practice
  • ふだんの練習
    regular practice
    会話の練習
    conversation practice
    日々の練習
    daily practice
  • 合同練習
    combined practice, practicing in a group
    発声練習
    voice training, vocal exercises
    発音練習
    pronunciation practice

Context Sentences

一年間練習して、ようやく有気音とむ気音を聞き分けられるようになりました。

After practicing for one year, was finally able to distinguish between aspirated and unaspirated sounds.

日々の練習が実をむすび、アドリブでギターがひけるようになりました。

My daily practice bore fruit and now I can improvise on the guitar.

僕が世界ランキング一位を維持し続けているのは、日本語を毎日七時間練習しているからだと思います。

I believe the reason I continue being ranked number one in the world is that I devote seven hours a day to practicing Japanese.

Kanji Composition