Meaning

Primary

Person

Word Type

noun

Explanation

When a vocab is a single kanji all alone, it usually has the same meaning as its kanji parent. That goes for this vocab word as well. Person is person.

Reading

ひと
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

When a vocab is a single kanji with no okurigana (hiragana attached to the kanji), it usually uses the kun'yomi reading. Since you don't know the kun'yomi reading for this kanji yet, let's use a mnemonic to learn it.

What does a person hate more than anything? They hate extreme heat (ひと). You can always put on more clothes to stay warm, but when the heat gets too high, you can only take off so much.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 人〜
  • 人が〜
  • 〜の人

Common Word Combinations

  • 人それぞれ
    each to their own
  • 人がいい
    good-natured
    人がいる
    there are people
    人がいない
    there are no people
  • たくさんの人
    many people
    ほとんどの人
    most people
    あそこの人
    the person over there

Context Sentences

やじるしの人はなんといいますか。

What will the person the arrow is pointing at say?

あの人は何人ですか?

What is that person's nationality?

人びとは、かれをばかな人だという。

People say he's a stupid person.

Kanji Composition