Meaning

Primary

Head

Alternative

Leader

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The neck of the squad is the most important part of the squad, for if you lose the neck you lose the head (they're all one thing). This person is the head or leader of a group.

Reading

しゅはん
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word so it uses the on'yomi readings, which you've learned already. Go you!

Context

Context Sentences

どいつが新入生の首班を占めることになると思う?

Who do you think will be the leader of the first-year students?

Kanji Composition