Meaning

Primary

Third Thing

Alternative

The Third

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Remember 一番目? This is just like that, but with three, making it the third thing or simply the third.

Reading

さんばんめ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Use your knowledge of the reading for 一番目 to remember the reading for this word as well.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 三番目の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 三番目の子
    third child
    三番目の人
    third person
    三番目の曲
    third song

Context Sentences

この曲、ビートルズの中で三番目くらいにすき。

This is probably my third favorite Beatles's song.

コウイチなら左から三番目のトイレでハリーポッターを読んでるよ。

If you are looking for Koichi, he's reading Harry Potter on the third toilet from the left.

日本の有人島の多さは、インドネシア、フィリピンに次いで、世界で三番目だってこと、知ってた?

Did you know that Japan has the third highest number of inhabited islands in the world, after Indonesia and the Philippines?

Kanji Composition