Meaning

Primary

Errand

Alternative

Business

Word Type

noun

Explanation

If there's a task occurrence, then there's something you have to do, a.k.a. an errand or business.

Reading

ようじ
  • 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

Common Word Combinations

  • 用事が入る

    an errand comes in

    用事がある

    to have an errand

    用事ができる

    to get an errand

Context Sentences

その日、大切な用事があります。

On that day, I have important errands.

あっ、田中先生。ドン・キホーテに一体何の用事ですか?

Oh, Tanaka-sensei. What business brings you to Don Quijote?

すみません。用事を思い出したので、お先に失礼します。

Excuse me. I'm sorry to leave early, but I just remembered there's something I have to do.

Kanji Composition