Meaning

Primary

Ten

Word Type

numeral

Explanation

When a vocab is alone like this with no okurigana (hiragana attached to the kanji) it tends to steal its meaning from the kanji it came from. That means this vocab word also means ten.

Reading

じゅう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

When a vocab is alone and consists of a single kanji like this, usually it uses the kun'yomi reading for the kanji. But, numbers are an exception and they use the on'yomi reading (which you learned when you learned the kanji). That means you know that this word's reading is じゅう already.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 十 + unit

Common Word Combinations

  • 十ドル
    ten dollars
    十リットル
    ten liters
    十マイル
    ten miles

Context Sentences

わたしは、ツバメを十わかっています。

I have ten swallows.

十までかぞえることができますよ。

I can count up to ten!

十ねんかん十にんのじゅうにんとくらした。

For ten years I lived with ten other people.

Kanji Composition