Meaning

Primary

Freezing

Alternative

Get Frozen

Word Type

noun, verbal noun

Explanation

Things that are frozen have been tied up in freezing ice. They get frozen that way.

凍結 is used for the physical freezing of infrastructure, such as roads and water pipes. It can also refer to the freezing of systems or accounts, like the suspension of social media or bank accounts.

Reading

とうけつ
  • 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

まだ完全には凍結していないかもしれないから、気を付けてね。

It might not be completely frozen yet, so be careful.

凍結防止のために道に塩をまきます。

We spread salt on the roads to prevent freezing.

彼女は道路の凍結についてよく文句を言っています。

She often complains about frozen roads.

Kanji Composition