Meaning

Primary

To Imagine

Word Type

する verb, transitive verb

Explanation

To do a concept of an image (in your mind) would require you to imagine it, because it's just a concept and not real.

Reading

そうぞうする
  • 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

Common Word Combinations

  • 自由に想像する

    to imagine something freely

    勝手に想像する

    to imagine something of one's own accord, to imagine something as one pleases

    リアルに想像する

    to imagine something realistically

Context Sentences

ゲ、想像するのもヤダ!

Ugh, I don't even want to imagine!

そのシーンを想像してみてください。

Please try to imagine that scene.

コウイチは仕事中、たまに想像できないような動きをする。

Every once in a while Koichi will move in an unimaginable way while he's working.

Kanji Composition