Meaning

Primary

Beast

Alternative

A Beast

Word Type

noun

Explanation

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

Reading

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

Explanation

Since this word is made up of a single kanji, it probably uses the kun'yomi reading. You did not learn this reading, so here's a mnemonic to help you remember:

A beast... what do you think of when you think of a beast? How about a thing (, もの) full of fur (, ), aka a けもの (fur thing)? A beast is a fur thing, and in Japanese that's けもの. Punnnns.

Context

Context Sentences

あの男の人、獣のような目をしていて、恐いわ。

That guy has eyes like a beast. He’s scary.

Kanji Composition