Meaning

Primary

Mother

Alternative

Mom

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

The mother parent is the mother.

Reading

ははおや
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading for this is strange. It's the kun'yomi vocab reading, probably because the literal translation is "mother parent" and therefore consists of a couple words combined together into one concept. So, make sure you know the separate word readings of and . If you do, you should be able to read this too.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 母親が〜
  • 母親に〜
  • 母親の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 母親がくれる
    to receive from one's mother
    母親がいる
    to have a mother
    母親が亡くなる
    one's mother passes away
  • 母親に言う
    to say to one's mother
    母親になる
    to become a mother
    母親にもらう
    to receive from one's mother
  • 母親の顔
    mother's face
    母親のすがた
    the figure of one's mother
    母親の気持ち
    mother's feelings

Context Sentences

母親と仲直りがしたい。

I want to make up with my mother.

母親とそのかれ氏、気持ちがだんだんはなれていっちゃったみたいで、けっきょく別れたんだよね。

My mother and her boyfriend ended up breaking up because apparently they had been gradually growing apart.

「ごめんなさい。明日のランチ、キャンセルしなくちゃいけなくなったの。母親がちょっと体調崩しちゃって。」 「気にしないで。また今度、会いましょう。それより、お母様、早く良くなるといいわね。」

"I’m sorry but I have to cancel lunch tomorrow. My mother got sick." "It’s no big deal. Let’s meet another time. I hope your mom gets well soon."

Kanji Composition