Meaning

Primary

The Earth

Alternatives

The Globe, Earth

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

The earth sphere! It's where we live and the planet we call home. It's the earth!

Reading

ちきゅう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 地球に〜
  • 地球の〜
  • 地球を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 地球にいる
    to be on earth
    地球にある
    to be on earth
    地球に住む
    to live on earth
  • 地球の未来
    the future of the earth
    地球のまわり
    around the earth, circumference of the earth
    地球の大気
    the earth's atmosphere
  • 地球を回る
    to go around the earth
    地球を見る
    to view the earth
    地球をイメージする
    to imagine the earth

Context Sentences

地球はお金では買えないよ。

You can not buy the Earth with money.

コウイチは今ごろ地球のうらがわで何をしてるんだろう。

I wonder what Koichi is doing right now, halfway around the globe.

地球という名前を考えたのは誰だ?

Who came up with the name Earth?

Kanji Composition