Meaning

Primary

Furthermore

Alternatives

Further, Again

Word Type

adverb, conjunction

Explanation

When you’re renewing what you’re saying, you’re adding onto it, which makes this furthermore or further.

This is one of those good paragraph or sentence-starting essay words, which is how you’ll often see it used!

Reading

さらに
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The kanji stands by itself with a particle, meaning that this uses the kun’yomi reading, which you didn’t learn with the kanji. Here’s a mnemonic to help you:

You know a person that starts every other sentence by saying “furthermore”, and that’s… Sarah (さら). Really feel yourself getting annoyed with this Sarah for starting every other sentence with “Furthermore, …!”

Context

Context Sentences

更に、こうした事例もあります。

Furthermore, there are also cases like these.

何度失敗しても更に試みるつもりです。

No matter how many times I fail, I intend to try again.

この連続殺人事件で更に被害者が出てしまった。

Further victims are being found in this serial murder incident.

更に英語を上達させるには、ネイティブスピーカーと喋り続ける必要があります。

To further improve your English, you need to continue speaking to native speakers.

Kanji Composition