Meaning

Primary

To Die Out

Alternatives

To End, To Be Cut Off

Word Type

intransitive verb, ichidan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means die out so the verb vocab version is to die out. You know that this one is "to die out" because you're up in the air (える), looking down at the dinosaurs, who are all dying out. Thank goodness you're up in the air, because the ground is all on fire.

Reading

たえる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading can come from 絶つ, so as long as you know that word you know this one as well.

Context

Context Sentences

電気や水が絶えることなく供給されているのはとてもありがたいことです。

We are very grateful for the uninterrupted supply of electricity and water.

悲しいけど、コウイチの命はここで絶えてしまったんだ。

It's sad, but Koichi's life has ended here.

トーフグメンバーが笑い茸と呼ばれるキノコを食べてからというもの、トーフグのオフィスでは、笑いが絶えることはない。

Since Tofugu members ate a mushroom called "panaeolus papilionaceus," there has been no end to the laughter in the Tofugu office.

Kanji Composition