Meaning

Primary

To Shout At

Alternative

To Yell At

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

An angry chirp is a type of shout. The verb version is to shout at or to yell at.

As you can tell from the kanji, 怒鳴る is specifically for angry shouting.

Reading

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

Explanation

This one is a bit tricky, as it uses the on'yomi reading you learned for and the kun'yomi reading for 鳴る, so try to keep that in mind!

Context

Context Sentences

「キンニクマってよく怒鳴るよね。」「そうだね。でも、心配しないで。彼は口は悪いけど根は悪い人ではないから。」

"Kinnikuma yells a lot." "Yeah, but don’t worry. His bark is worse than his bite."

Kanji Composition