Meaning

Primary

Kanpai

Alternatives

Toast, Cheers

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

A dry cup of liquid is one that's worth cheering to. This is the Japanese way to say "cheers!" or "toast" or whatever else you say before drinking something.

Reading

かんぱい
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.

Context

Context Sentences

さあ、乾杯、乾杯!それ、ぐいと一杯、飲み干したまえ。

Alright, cheers cheers! Hey, bottoms up!

Kanji Composition