Meaning

Primary

Malfunction

Alternative

Out Of Order

Word Type

noun, verbal noun

Explanation

The circumstance is that the thing you're using is a hinderance. Usually it's a help, but now it's out of order and has a malfunction.

Reading

こしょう
  • 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

パソコンの故障で仕事ができない。

I can't work because of my computer malfunction.

あのファックス機は故障中だよ。

That fax machine is out of order.

コウイチが百万ドルをかけて制作したワニカニロボットは、起動してから十秒で故障してしまいました。

The WaniKani robot that Koichi spent a million dollars to create, malfunctioned within ten seconds of starting up.

Kanji Composition