Meaning

Primary

Nine

Word Type

numeral

Explanation

When a vocab is made up of a single kanji with no okurigana (hiragana attached to the kanji), it often has the same meaning as the kanji it's based off of. Same goes for the word , as well. It has the same meaning as its kanji counterpart.

Reading

きゅう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

When a vocab is made up of a single kanji with no okurigana (hiragana attached to the kanji), it usually uses the kun'yomi reading. Numbers are the exception, as you might already know. When they're alone with no okurigana they're the on'yomi reading, which you should already know from learning the kanji that makes up this word.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 九 + unit

Common Word Combinations

  • 九セット
    nine sets
    九ドル
    nine dollars
    九インチ
    nine inches

Context Sentences

まいにち九じかんぐらいべんきょうします。

I study for about nine hours every day.

九ページをひらいてください。

Please open to page 9.

九羽の九官鳥をかっていました。

I used to have nine mynah birds.

Kanji Composition