Meaning

Primary

Image

Alternative

Picture

Word Type

noun

Explanation

An image of an image is still an image. This can also be a picture.

画像 can refer to all sorts of images and pictures, but these days it's mostly used for the digital kind.

Reading

がぞう
  • 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

  • 画像データ

    image data

    画像ファイル

    image file

    画像サイズ

    image size

Context Sentences

勝手にわたしの画像を使わないでくださいよ!

Don't use my picture without my permission!

この画像、ちょっとぼやけてるね。

This image is a bit blurry, isn't it?

今、画像をダウンロードしています。

I'm downloading the image now.

Kanji Composition