Meaning

Primary

Blackmail

Alternative

Extortion

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

A man in a leather jacket scolds you and is using fear tactics to get paid. He's blackmailing you! That's illegal. Come to think of it, he's probably a member of the yakuza. You should move.

Reading

きょうかつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Context Sentences

不倫をダシにヤクザに恐喝されています。

The yakuza is using my adultery to blackmail me.

Kanji Composition