Meaning

Primary

First Floor

Alternatives

Floor One, First Story, Ground Floor

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The one floor is the first floor (or floor one). Pretty simple.

Unless you're British, that is. For you this is the ground floor!

Reading

いっかい
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is on'yomi because it's a jukugo kanji. Be careful of the though. It gets shortened and has a little in there.

Context

Patterns of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 一階にいる

    to be on the first floor

    一階にある

    to be on the first floor

    一階に行く

    to go to the first floor

Context Sentences

一階にはお店がたくさんあります。

There are many shops on the first floor.

このフロアのクリーニングが終わったら、一階に来てくれる?

After cleaning this floor, will you come to the first floor?

トイレは一階の出口の横にあります。

The bathroom is next to the exit on the first floor.

Kanji Composition