Meaning

Primary

One Loaf of Bread

Alternative

One Loaf

Word Type

noun

Explanation

One bread loaf counter is counting one loaf of bread.

Reading

いっきん
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own. Be careful of the shortening though!

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜一斤
  • 一斤〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 丸ごと一斤
    one whole loaf
    カステラ一斤
    one loaf of sponge cake
    食パン一斤
    one loaf of bread
  • 一斤サイズ
    one loaf size
    一斤五百円
    one loaf 500 yen
    一斤分
    one loaf's worth

Context Sentences

一斤のパンは6枚切りか8枚切りで売られていることが多い。

Loaves of bread are often sold in slices of six or eight.

たった一斤のパンで給料日までを生き延びなければいけない。

I need to survive on only one loaf of bread until payday.

食パン一斤と、ニュテラがあれば生きていけるよ。

I can live off of a loaf of bread and some Nutella.

Kanji Composition