Meaning

Primary

Magistrate

Alternative

Shogunate Administrator

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

If you can dedicate yourself to going to a bunch of meetings and dealing with everyone's problems you'll make a good magistrate.

Reading

ぶぎょう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You haven't learned either of these readings yet. Sorry! Here's a mnemonic to help you:

The magistrate is the only person who's allowed to drink booze and eat gyoza (ぶぎょう). If you see someone simultaneously drinking booze and eating dumplings in Japan, you'll know that person is the magistrate!

Context

Context Sentences

大岡忠相は、若くして江戸町奉行に昇進した。

Tadasuke Ooka was promoted to magistrate at a young age.

この羅針盤をあそこの奉行所に届けてくれないか?

Can you take this compass to the shogunate administrator's office over there?

鍋の時はいつも彼氏が鍋奉行してくれるんで、楽なんですよ。

When we have nabe, my boyfriend always takes charge of the nabe, so it's easy for me.

Kanji Composition