Meaning

Primary

Lumber

Alternatives

Timber, Wood

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Lumber trees are what you use to make lumber and timber.

Reading

ざいもく
  • 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

Patterns of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 材木屋

    lumber dealer

    材木会社

    lumber company

    材木店

    lumber dealer

Context Sentences

なんで材木にクイックルワイパーをかけてるの?

Why are you mopping that wood with a Quickle wiper?

明日の朝一番に材木屋さんに電話してみるよ。

I'll try calling the lumberyard first thing tomorrow morning.

このトラックで、ここから材木店まで材木を運ぶんです。

With this truck, we transport lumber from here to the lumberyard.

Kanji Composition