Meaning

Primary

To Be Fragrant

Alternative

To Smell Good

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means scent or fragrance so the verb version is to be fragrant or to smell good.

Reading

におう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You learned this reading with the kanji, so you should be able to read it already!

Context

Context Sentences

この香水は、全く匂わない。

This perfume doesn't smell at all.

その工場からは、チョコレートの香りが匂います。

It smells like chocolate from the factory.

春の花畑では、色んな種類のチューリップが匂い、人がたくさん訪れて香りを楽しみます。

In spring, different kinds of tulips are fragrant at the flower garden and people visit to enjoy the smells.

Kanji Composition