Meaning

Primary

The First Time

Alternative

First Time

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The first of something you'll do several or many times is the first time.

Reading

しょかい
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

Patterns of Use

  • 初回〜
  • 初回の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 初回ログイン
    first login
    初回注文
    first order
    初回レッスン
    first lesson
  • 初回のトレーニング
    initial training
    初回のレッスン
    first lesson
    初回のカウンセリング
    first counseling session

Context Sentences

コウイチの新曲の、初回げん定ばんのCDを手に入れました。

I got the first-press limited edition of Koichi's new song.

初回のお客さまには、特別かかくでごていきょうしています。

We have a special offer for first time customers!

えっ、君が日本語学習クラブに参加するのは今回が初回なんだ?よし、みんな。彼は初心者だから手加減してあげようぜ。

Oh, is this your first time attending our Japanese language club? Okay everyone, he’s a newbie, so let’s go easy on him.

Kanji Composition