Meaning

Primary

Suddenly

Alternatives

Immediately, Abruptly

Word Type

adverb

Explanation

Something that happens in a sudden way happens suddenly, immediately, or abruptly.

Reading

きゅうに
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as what you learned with the kanji. Suddenly you can read a new word!

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 急に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 急に来る
    to come suddenly
    急に泣く
    to cry suddenly
    急に帰る
    to return suddenly

Context Sentences

急に空からマッチ箱が一箱ふってきたんです。

A matchbox abruptly dropped from the sky.

えっ、クリステン!急にそんなことを言われても、困るよ...。

Oh, Kristen! Even if you tell me something like that immediately, I'm at a loss...

ファミリー・ガイは、急に馬鹿げた回想シーンを使うことで良く知られている。

Family Guy is famous for its random and stupid flashbacks.

Kanji Composition