Meaning

Primary

To Cross

Alternatives

To Cross Over, To Go Across

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an  sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means transit, which is just another word for crossing through or crossing over. That's why this word is to cross or to cross over.

Reading

わたる
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as the one you learned with the kanji.

Context

Context Sentences

橋を渡り終わったところで、右に曲がって下さい。

After crossing the bridge, please turn right.

Kanji Composition