Meaning

Primary

To Sing

Word Type

intransitive verb, transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. One of the kanji's meanings is sing so the verb vocab version of this is to sing.

Reading

うたう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Awesomely, this uses the same reading as the reading for the vocab words . Just throw the onto the end and you have yourself the reading. So, sing your heart out and learn this word easily. "IIIIiiIIIiiiII WILLL ALLllwaYYYs Loovvve YoOooOOooooOOOO !"

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜で歌う
  • 〜を歌う

Common Word Combinations

  • みんなで歌う
    everyone sings together
    カラオケで歌う
    to sing at a karaoke club
    大声で歌う
    to sing in a loud voice
  • 歌を歌う
    to sing a song
    曲を歌う
    to sing a tune
    オリジナルソングを歌う
    to sing an original song

Context Sentences

歌う時、ふっきんに力を入れるようにするといいよ。

When you sing, you should keep your abs tight.

人前で歌うのはすきじゃないんです。

I don't like singing in front of people.

「外は雨が降ってるね。外出せずに家で歌でも歌いたいな。」「じゃあ、こうしよう。今夜は出かけるのをやめよう。で、私が夕食を作るから、あなたは私のために歌ってよ。」

"It’s raining outside. I just want to stay in and sing." "I’ll tell you what. Let’s stay in tonight and I’ll make dinner for you if you’ll sing songs for me."

Kanji Composition