Meaning

Primary

Garden

Alternative

Yard

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well. You can add the meaning yard to your memory bank as well, if you'd like.

Reading

にわ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word is made up of a single kanji, it should use the kun'yomi reading. When learning the kanji, you didn't learn that reading, so here's a mnemonic to help you with this word: You look at your garden. It doesn't meet your expectations so you decide it's time to get a newer (にわ) garden. Tear it all down, folks! Getting a newer garden, here!

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 庭で〜
  • 庭を〜
  • 〜の庭
  • 庭に〜
  • 庭の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 庭で走り回る
    to run around in the garden
    庭で食べる
    to eat in the garden
    庭で作る
    to make in the garden
  • 庭を作る
    to build a garden
    庭を歩く
    to walk in the garden
    庭を見る
    to look at the garden
  • 自分の庭
    one's own garden
    実家の庭
    parent's yard
    家の庭
    house's yard
  • 庭にいる
    to be in the garden
    庭に植える
    to plant in the garden
    庭にある
    to be in the yard
  • 庭の手入れ
    tending the garden
    庭の木
    garden trees
    庭の花
    garden flowers

Context Sentences

今日は、庭の地ならしをします。

I'm gonna level the ground in the yard today.

庭で家庭さいえんをしています。

I grow vegetables in our garden.

うちには美しい庭があるんだが、隣の人の鶏がいつも花を食べてしまうんだ。

I have a beautiful garden but my neighbor’s chickens keep eating my flowers.

Kanji Composition