Meaning

Primary

Eight Things

Word Type

numeral

Explanation

This word follows the "number of things" pattern where there's a kanji for a number plus on the end. Whenever you see this, you know the word means "____ things." Knowing that, as long as you know the kanji (which you do) you can figure out what number of things it is. For this one, it's the kanji for eight plus . So, this one is eight things.

Reading

やっつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since all of the "number of things" words all follow the same pattern (number plus ), you really just have to remember the part before the (and then remember that the is in all of these). All of the readings are the kun'yomi reading, which means we'll have to use a mnemonic to remember them (you know the on'yomi reading of the kanji portion).

So what eight things do you have? You have eight yachts (やっつ). Go ahead and count them. They're beautiful. Also, be sure not to be confused by this particular reading mnemonic. It includes the , even though the is outside the reading you need to learn (just makes things easier for you overall). Since you can see the outside, it shouldn't be too difficult for you.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 八つの〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 八つのタイプ
    eight types
    八つのキーワード
    eight keywords
    八つの山
    eight mountains

Context Sentences

ふくろには、じゃがいもが八つ入っています。

There are eight potatoes in a bag.

八つしかありませんよ。

There are only eight of them.

八つのかおと六つのうでがあるもの、なーんだ。

What has eight faces and six arms?

Kanji Composition