Meaning

Primary

To Fly

Alternative

To Jump

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means fly so the verb vocab version is to fly.

Reading

とぶ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

When you try to fly, the main thing holding you back is your toe (). It's like forty pounds and holds you down.

Context

Context Sentences

公園につくと、たくさんのシャボン玉が空を飛んでいました。

When we arrived at a park, there were a lot of bubbles floating in the air.

ああ見えて、コウイチはすごく高く飛ぶことができるんだ。

Koichi may not look like he is able to do something like that, but he can actually jump very high.

トーフグの最新のEブックは、飛ぶように売れています。

Tofugu’s latest e-book is flying off the shelves.

Kanji Composition