Meaning

Primary

I See

Alternatives

That's Right, Indeed

Word Type

adverb, expression

Explanation

If you become aware of something to an extent you'll end up saying I see or That's right! But you won't see if you didn't become aware enough. So it's that extent of understanding you're trying to reach before you can chime in with an "Ahh, indeed."

Reading

なるほど
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The readings for this word are both kun'yomi readings. The reading for is from 成る and it keeps the part. It's just hidden in the kanji. If you can remember that, you'll know this reading!

Context

Context Sentences

成程、これなら誰にも見つからずに手紙を出すことができる。

I see! I can send this letter without anyone finding out.

Kanji Composition