To Be Right


To Be On Target, To Touch, To Hit

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb


You know this is a verb because it ends with an sound. The kanji for this word is right or success, so what's the verb form of that? Turns out it's a ton of things. Like, a crazy amount of things. I tried narrowing it down for you, but it will still be a lot. This word tends to be about getting an answer right. As in, to be right or to be on target. It means many other things too, but I think these are the two meanings you'll see the most, so focus on those.


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


Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you to remember the portion.

When your guess turns out to be right, you can't help but shout, "Ah! ()" That "Ah" is your victory cry.


Common Word Combinations

  • クジに当たる

    to win the lottery


    to hit this one

Context Sentences


I’m glad my guess was right.


If a person was hit with a stone, what would you do?


In a packed train, my hand accidentally touched the butt of the woman next to me and I was so worried I’d be mistaken for a molester.

Kanji Composition