Meaning

Primary

Tooth

Alternative

Teeth

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.

Reading

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

Explanation

The reading that you learned with the kanji is the same as this one. HA! Take that, kanji.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 歯が〜
  • 歯を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 歯が立つ
    to be able to understand, to be able to stand one's ground
    歯がぬける
    a tooth falls out
    歯が生える
    to grow a tooth
  • 歯を失う
    to lose one's teeth
    歯をみがく
    to brush one's teeth
    歯を食いしばる
    to grit one's teeth

Context Sentences

七本目の歯が生えてきました。

Her seventh tooth came in.

タバコのすいすぎで歯が黄色くなってしまった。

I smoked so much that my teeth are yellow now.

電動歯ブラシを買うことを考えているんだが、どれも値段が高いんだよね。

I’m thinking about buying one of those electric toothbrushes, but they’re so expensive.

Kanji Composition