Meaning

Primary

To Starve

Alternatives

To Thirst, To Be Hungry

Word Type

intransitive verb, ichidan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means starve and the verb vocab version is to starve or to thirst or to be hungry.

Reading

うえる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Who is starving? you () are starving. You.

Context

Context Sentences

長年日本語を独学してきたんですが、今は誰かと日本語の会話をすることに飢えています。

I’ve been self-studying Japanese for many years and now I’m starving for conversations in Japanese with someone.

Kanji Composition