Meaning

Primary

Interest

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You receive profit at every breath. What kind of profit is this? It's interest. As time goes by and as you take more breaths you gain more bank interest.

Reading

りそく
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

  • 利息〜
  • 利息を〜
  • 利息が〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 利息部分
    interest portion
    利息以上
    greater than the interest
    利息ゼロ
    zero interest
  • 利息を付ける
    to charge interest
    利息をとる
    to charge interest
    利息をもらう
    to earn interest
  • 利息が付く
    to earn interest
    利息が発生する
    to accrue interest
    利息がかかる
    to incur interest

Context Sentences

もし利息の支はらいがおくれたら、ビエトがヤクザの友だちをつれてお前のところにやって来ると思うぜ。

If you miss the interest payment, Viet will probably bring some of his yakuza friends to your place.

コウイチは利息で生活できるぐらい十分なお金をぎん行にちょ金しています。

Koichi has enough money in the bank to live on his interest.

あいにく今、その質問に答えられる者がいないのですが、もしインターネットにアクセス可能なら利息のレートはそちらでもご確認頂けますよ。

I’m afraid there is no one here who can answer your question right now, but you can also check your interest rate online, if you can connect to the Internet.

Kanji Composition