Meaning

Primary

Japanese Descent

Alternative

Of Japanese Descent

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

The is the in 日本, making it mean Japanese in this word. If you are Japanese in lineage then you are of Japanese descent.

Reading

にっけい
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

私の妻は日系アメリカ人の三世です。

My wife is a third generation American of Japanese descent.

Kanji Composition