Meaning

Primary

Trend

Alternatives

Fad, Craze, Prevalence

Word Type

noun, する verb, の adjective

Explanation

Where the stream is going is where everyone's going. That's what tends to be the trend of things. Imagine a trend going on in your society right now. Imagine it going down a stream with everyone following it. This word is also used for less desirable trends, like the prevalence of infectious diseases.

Reading

りゅうこう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)
はやり
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

  • 〜の流行
  • 流行〜
  • 流行を〜
  • 流行の〜
  • 〜流行
  • 流行が〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 最近の流行
    recent trend
    今年の流行
    this year's trend
    インフルエンザの流行
    prevalence of influenza, spread of influenza
  • 流行作家
    popular writer
    流行中
    currently trending, currently prevalent
    流行病
    an epidemic
  • 流行を作り出す
    to create a trend
    流行を作る
    to create a trend
    流行を追う
    to follow the latest fads
  • 流行のファッション
    popular fashion
    流行のきざし
    signs of a trend, signs of an epidemic
    流行の言葉
    buzzword, popular phrase
  • 大流行
    extremely popular, an epidemic
    インフルエンザ流行
    influenza epidemic
    プチ流行
    a little trend of the moment
  • 流行が広がる
    a trend spreads, a disease outbreak spreads
    流行が起こる
    an epidemic occurs
    流行が始まる
    a fad begins

Context Sentences

ポケモンGoはPeopleしで2016年度に最も流行したものの一つにえらばれました。

Pokemon Go was selected as one of 2016's Fads of the Year by People Magazine.

ねぇ、フグ。魚達向けに、流行のヘアスタイルを掲載した雑誌を出版したらどうかなって思ってるんだけど、あなたはどう思う?

Hey, Fugu. I’m thinking of publishing a magazine that catalogues trendy hairstyles for fish, what do you think about that?

この冬、お年よりの間にインフルエンザが流行しているらしい。

Apparently influenza is prevalent among the elderly this year.

Kanji Composition