Meaning

Primary

Son

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The breath child (that lets you release your breath when it's born) is a son. Nowadays it's cool to have a girl, but back in the day you wanted a son to carry on your underwater basket weaving legacy. That's why this is a son.

Reading

むすこ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading of this is messed up. is , that should be okay. is むす for some reason though. Why? Because you gave birth to a son, but he was a moose (むす). You better hold that breath again, because this is not what you wanted.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 息子を〜
  • 息子が〜
  • 息子に〜
  • 息子〜
  • 息子の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 息子を失う
    to lose one's son
    息子を持つ
    to have a son
    息子を見る
    to see one's son
  • 息子がいる
    to have a son
    息子が生まれる
    a son is born
    息子が言う
    the son says
  • 息子に言う
    to say to one's son
    息子に聞く
    to ask one's son
    息子に会う
    to meet one's son
  • 息子君
    son
    息子たち
    sons
    息子さん
    son
  • 息子の顔
    son's face
    息子の部屋
    son's room
    息子の名前
    son's name

Context Sentences

息子が明日のしけんのために一夜づけしているため、今夜はとてもしずかだ。

Tonight is very quiet because my son is cramming for the exam tomorrow.

うちの息子は、こうりつてきに働いてだれよりも早くたい社するんだ。

My son works efficiently and goes home earlier than anyone else.

全くひどい息子をもったもんだよ。あいつは昨夜俺のケーキの残りをこっそり盗み食いしやがったんだ。

I have the most beastly son. He sneakily ate up the rest of my cake last night.

Kanji Composition