To Be Born
intransitive verb, ichidan verb
Since this is a kanji with hiragana attached that ends with an う sound, you know that this word is a verb. What's the ultimate verb version of the kanji 生? That would be to be born, the very beginning of life as we know it!
You have to remember the う part of this word to read it. To remember that, let's use a mnemonic:
Something is about to be born, and when you lean in for a closer look… it’s an uni (う). Yes, a sea urchin. You weren’t expecting that. Close your eyes and imagine what the process of an uni being born might look like, to help you remember this reading.
I'm planning to get a toy poodle that will be born this month.
My mother was born in the United States.
Newborns drink milk too.