Meaning

Primary

Reminiscence

Alternative

Recollection

Word Type

noun, verbal noun, の adjective

Explanation

The past events revolve around your mind as you imagine them. That's a reminiscence or recollection of those times.

回想 refers to the reminiscence or recollection of past experiences or events. It's often used to describe flashback scenes in movies or dramas, as well as moments in literature where characters think back on their past.

Reading

かいそう
  • 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

Common Word Combinations

  • 回想になる

    to become a recollection

    回想に入る

    to enter into reminiscences, to enter into a flashback (film)

    回想にふける

    to indulge in reminiscences, to be lost in retrospection

Context Sentences

この映画のこの回想のシーンがすごくすきなんだよね。

I really like this retrospective scene in the movie.

コウイチはえんがわでネコと一しょにとりとめのない回想にふけっていた。

Koichi was reminiscing incoherently with his cat on the veranda.

ビエトが時々、仕事中にヤクザ時代のことを回想しているのをわたしは知っている。

I know that Viet sometimes reminisces about his yakuza days during work hours.

Kanji Composition