Meaning

Primary

Answer

Alternatives

Reply, Response

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You can guess this is a noun version of the kanji because the hiragana sticking out of it isn't an -related sound or an -related sound. So, what is the noun version of answer? It's also answer.

Reading

こたえ
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is kun'yomi, but this is also the reading you learned with the kanji so you should be able to read this and then give your 答え correctly.

Context

Patterns of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 答えを知る

    to know the answer

    答えを見つける

    to find the answer

    答えを出す

    to give an answer

Context Sentences

答えは、1、2、3、4から、一番いいものを一つえらんでください。

Please choose the best answer among 1, 2, 3, and 4.

山口さんの答えは、いつも通りでした。

Mr. Yamaguchi's response was the same as usual.

テストの最初の質問の答え、何て書いた?「名前をここに書きなさい」ってやつだよ。自分の名前を書き込んだ?それとも「名前」ってそこに書いた?

What did you write as an answer for the first question on the test? The one that said, "Write Name Here." Did you put down your own name or did you just write "name?"

Kanji Composition