Meaning

Primary

Pressure

Alternatives

Constriction, Oppression

Word Type

noun, verbal noun

Explanation

The pressure is urged upon you. It's the pressure, so much pressure!

圧迫 refers to a tight pressure caused by strong compression, or to the act of pressing down itself. Figuratively, it can also mean constriction, like tuition fees putting a strain on a household budget, or oppression, such as people being subjugated.

Reading

あっぱく
  • 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. The あつ turns into a small , and はく goes to ぱく.

Context

Context Sentences

圧迫に耐えないので、宇宙飛行士になる夢を諦めた。

I gave up my dream to become an astronaut because I couldn’t stand the pressure.

Kanji Composition