Meaning

Primary

Man Made

Alternatives

Synthetic, Artificial

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

A person created item is man made. It's synthetic and artificial.

Wonder what makes 人造 different from 人工? While 人工 means "artificial" in general, 人造 specifically refers to something that is produced or constructed by humans. It's not as commonly used as 人工 and is often found in creative writing when talking about 人造人間 (androids).

Reading

じんぞう
  • 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

その外交官は人造人間十八号に刺された。

The diplomat was stabbed by Android No.18.

Kanji Composition