Meaning

Primary

Supervision

Alternatives

Head Coach, Director

Word Type

noun, verbal noun, の adjective

Explanation

The one who oversees and directs is the one who gives supervision.

監督 refers to the act of supervising or to the person who supervises, such as the head coach of a sports team or a movie director.

Reading

かんとく
  • 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

Context Sentences

今日は仕事で期末試験を監督しました。

I supervised a final exam today at work.

マイケルは、宮崎はやお監督の映画を他のアニメ映画と比べています。

Michael is comparing movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki to other anime movies.

あの映画監督の名前が思い出せないんだけど。何て名前だっけ。

I can’t remember the name of that movie director. What was his name?

Kanji Composition