Meaning

Primary

Ceremony

Alternatives

Ritual, Equation, Style

Word Type

noun, suffix

Explanation

The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.

Reading

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

Explanation

The reading is the same as what you learned with the kanji. In fact, this kanji's on'yomi AND kun'yomi are しき, so you can never go wrong.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜の式
  • 式の〜
  • 式を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 妹の式
    one's sister's ceremony
    計算の式
    formula for a calculation
    自分の式
    one's own ceremony
  • 式の一番最後
    the very end of the ceremony
    式の計算
    formula calculation
    式の三日前
    three days before the ceremony
  • 式をあげる
    to hold a ceremony
    式を使う
    to use a formula
    式を見る
    to view the formula

Context Sentences

いったい式場はどこなんだ?

Where the heck is the ceremony being held?

開会式は九時にスタートする予定です。

The opening ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m.

その儀式は退屈だったので、たくさん方程式を解いて時間を潰しました。

The ritual was boring, so I killed time by solving a bunch of equations.

Kanji Composition