Meaning

Primary

To Celebrate

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means celebrate, so the verb vocab version is to celebrate. When you burn this word, you should 祝う!

Reading

いわう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you: When you celebrate something, you have to yell out your celebrations. Yell out いわう three times! It's kind of like a combination of the word いい (good) and "wow." いいwow! いいwow! Just make sure the いい gets shortened, because it's getting combined.

Context

Context Sentences

日曜日におじいちゃんの還暦を祝うために、中華を食べに行きます。

We are going to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate grandpa’s 60th birthday on Sunday.

Kanji Composition