Meaning

Primary

Short Sword

Alternatives

Dagger, Tanto

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The short sword is the short sword. What's another word for a short sword? It's a dagger.

Reading

たんとう
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

  • 短刀を〜
  • 短刀で〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 短刀をわたす
    to hand over a short sword
    短刀を持つ
    to carry a short sword
    短刀をにぎる
    to grasp a short sword
  • 短刀で殺す
    to kill with a short sword
    短刀で切る
    to cut with a short sword
    短刀でさす
    to stab with a short sword

Context Sentences

その短刀、どこで買ったの?

Where did you buy that tanto?

ビエトは、短刀を使ってとても上手にりょう理をします。

Viet cooks very well with a short sword.

私の父は、母に短刀で刺されて死にました。

My mother stabbed my father with a dagger and he died.

Kanji Composition