Meaning

Primary

Whirlwind

Alternatives

Commotion, Sensation

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A rotation of wind forms a whirlwind, in both the physical and figurative senses. On the figurative side, it can also mean commotion and sensation.

Reading

せんぷう
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. Watch out because ふう becomes ぷう here (hehe).

Context

Context Sentences

海賊達の目の前で、旋風は嵐へと変わっていった。

The whirlwind changed to a storm right in front of the pirates.

この国では、『銀河旋風ブライガー』というアニメが若者達の間に大旋風を巻き起こしています。

In this country, an anime called "Galaxy Cyclone Braiger" has created a great sensation among young people.

トーフグは、日本語学習業界に旋風を巻き起こしています。

Tofugu is creating a whirlwind in the Japanese learning industry.

Kanji Composition