Meaning

Primary

To Intersect

Alternatives

To Cross, To Mingle

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

You know that the kanji means mix and the word 交ぜる means "to mix," so it probably has something to do with that. This word means to intersect, which is kind of like mixing. When two things intersect with each other, they're getting mixed up, so that's where this word gets its meaning.

To remember that this one means "to intersect," remember the as walk. You're walking around, and then you intersect with some people on the street.

Reading

まじわる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is almost the same as 交ぜる which you should be familiar with by now. It has the but it also has an extra in there. That is there because you intersect with a group of mages (まじ) that catch you on fire as you walk past.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜と交わる
  • 交わる〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 通りと交わる
    to intersect with the street
    人と交わる
    to mingle with people
    人々と交わる
    to mingle with people
  • 交わる所
    an intersection
    交わる場所
    place of intersection
    交わる点
    point of intersection

Context Sentences

オレンジとあい色が交わる、夕ぐれの空が大すきなの。

I love the evening sky when orange meets indigo blue.

このオフィスでは、時々、日本とアメリカの文化が交わります。

In this office, Japanese and American culture sometimes intersect.

婆ちゃんの乳はとても長いので、たまに相互に交わることすらできる。

My grandma’s boobs are so long that they sometimes cross over each other.

Kanji Composition