Meaning

Primary

Elderly Person

Alternatives

Old Person, Elderly

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

Someone who is a comrade with years has been around a lot of said years. They are an elderly person.

Reading

ねんぱい
  • 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 はい goes to a ぱい, because elderly persons love pie, right?

Context

Context Sentences

このカフェには年輩の女性客が多く訪れます。

Many elderly female customers often visit this cafe.

これは、年配者がよく使う言葉です。

This is a word commonly used by elderly people.

この病院にはご年配の患者さんが多いんです。

There are many elderly patients in this hospital.

ご年輩の方の意見はもちろん大切ですが、若者の意見も大切ですよ。

Of course, the opinions of senior people are important, but the opinions of young people are also important.

年輩のおじさん上司が、牛の乳搾り体験の費用を払ってくれた。

My elderly male boss paid for me to experience milking a cow.

Kanji Composition