Meaning

Primary

To Break Something

Alternative

To Break

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means break so the verb vocab version is to break something, because you're doing the breaking. You know this because someone is trying to sue () you for the things you broke of theirs.

Reading

こわす
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The thing you broke? A beautiful ceramic koala (こわ). Watch it shatter to the ground, because you threw it there. What a jerk you are.

Context

Context Sentences

この河豚を自分なりに料理してみたんですが、お腹を壊してしまいました。

I cooked this blowfish in my own way and it wrecked my stomach.

Kanji Composition