Meaning

Primary

Light-year

Word Type

noun

Explanation

What happens when light travels a year? You have a light-year.

Reading

こうねん
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

Pattern of Use

  • 〜光年

Common Word Combinations

  • 150光年
    150 light years
    1.19光年
    1.19 light years
    1光年
    one light year

Context Sentences

ちきゅうから月までは、一おく分の四光年です。

It is four one hundred millionths of a light-year from the earth to the moon.

ポートランドの中しんから北の方に四光年すすんだら、どこにつきますか。

If we go north from the center of Portland for four light-years, where will we be?

光年とは、光の速度で1年間進み続け到達出来る距離だ。貴様が俺と対決しようなんて、一万光年早いわ。

A light-year is the distance that light can travel over the course of one year. You are 10,000 light-years too early to be facing me.

Kanji Composition