Meaning

Primary

Aunt

Word Type

noun

Explanation

An aunt on your mother's side is still your aunt. This aunt always has to be younger than her though.

Reading

おば
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading for this word is an exception. But you already learned the 伯母 which means aunt too. Well they have the same reading! So if you know one aunt, you know them all!

Context

Context Sentences

叔母は学校の先生をしています。

My aunt is a school teacher.

Kanji Composition