Meaning

Primary

To Laugh

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means laugh so the verb vocab version is to laugh.

Reading

わらう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as the one you learned with the kanji. You can laugh freely, now!

Context

Context Sentences

その冒険家は、後世に名を残したいんだと笑って言った。

That adventurer laughed and said he wants to leave his name to posterity.

クリステンは、笑いながらコウイチに謝ざいを要求しました。

Kristen demanded an apology from Koichi while she laughed.

「昨夜、フグとデートをしたの。」「どうだった?」「楽しかった。めちゃくちゃ笑ったわ。」

"I had a date with Fugu last night." "How did it go?" "It was fun. I laughed a lot."

Kanji Composition