Meaning

Primary

Festival

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.

Reading

まつり
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

While at a festival, a guy named Matt has to go to the bathroom. Matt’s urine (まつり) has been filling up his bladder ever since he began drinking that 64oz cup of soda. Matt’s urine is ready to bust out at any moment. He really has to go to the bathroom.

This word can also be written 祭り, and the pronunciation stays the same.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜祭
  • 祭を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 夏祭
    summer festival
    ねぶた祭
    the Nebuta Festival
    雪祭
    snow festival
  • 祭をする
    to hold a festival
    祭を見る
    to see a festival
    祭を楽しむ
    to enjoy a festival

Context Sentences

祭の屋台で売ってるりんごあめがすきなんです。

I like the candy apples they sell from food stands at festivals.

こないだの日よう日のお祭りで、かれ氏と初めて手をつないだんだ。

At the last Sunday's festival, me and my boyfriend held hands for the first time.

日本の多くのお祭は、仏教や神道と結びついています。

Many Japanese festivals have connections to Buddhism or Shintoism.

Kanji Composition