Meaning

Primary

As One Pleases

Alternatives

One's Own Convenience, One's Own Way, One's Way

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

The hand (or person, as you know often refers to a person) that wins gets to do as one pleases without regard for anyone else.

Reading

かって
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading for this is weird. It's all kun'yomi, which luckily you've seen before, but still strange. I guess when you do as one pleases you can read kanji however you want, in this case the kun'yomi readings. Do note that there's a small in there before 手, presumably to connect the two readings of the two kanji together.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜勝手
  • 勝手に〜
  • 勝手な〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 身勝手
    selfishness
    好き勝手
    doing what one pleases
    自分勝手
    selfishness
  • 勝手にやる
    to do as one pleases
    勝手にする
    to do as one pleases
    勝手にしまう
    to put away without permission
  • 勝手な思いこみ
    a groundless assumption
    勝手な人
    a selfish person
    勝手な事
    something done without due consideration

Context Sentences

ほんと、勝手だよね!

You are so selfish!

勝手なことばっかり言わないでよ!

Don't say whatever you want.

「サーモン!フグは五回も浮気したんだよ。そんな男のこと、信じちゃダメだってば。」「分かってるんだけど、でも、彼、私がいないと生きていけないって言うの。」「じゃあ、もう、勝手にすれば!」

"Salmon! Fugu cheated on you five times. Never trust a guy like that." "I know… but he says he can’t live without me." "Well, suit yourself then!"

Kanji Composition