Meaning

Primary

One Cup

Alternatives

A Drink, Full, A Lot

Word Type

adverb, noun, な adjective, の adjective

Explanation

One cup of liquid is equal to one cup (or one cup of liquid).

Reading

いっぱい
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. Just remember that becomes いっ, and becomes ぱい.

Context

Context Sentences

「ちょっと一杯飲みに行かない?」「いいね。」

"Let’s go for a drink." "Sounds like a plan."

子供の時に「一杯のかけそば」という映画を一度だけ観たことがあります。

When I was a child, I watched a movie called "One Cup of Soba Noodles in Broth" just once.

次年度の予算のこととで頭が一杯な状態だったので、その夜は一杯もお酒を飲む気にはなれなかった。

My mind was so full of the following year's budget that I didn't feel like having even one drink that night.

Kanji Composition