Meaning

Primary

Strange Mystery

Alternative

Mystery Case

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Remember how 事件 means "incident"? Well, a suspicious incident always has a strange mystery behind it. It also always turns into a mystery case.

Reading

かいじけん
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

ホームズでさえもその怪事件の糸口を見つけることはできないだろう。

Even Holmes wouldn’t be able to find a clue to that mystery.

Kanji Composition