Meaning

Primary

Background

Alternative

Behind The Scenes

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

Something that's behind your back is in the background. It's also probably plotting against you, behind the scenes. Sneaky, sneaky.

Reading

はいご
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. As long as you know the readings for these kanji, you should be able to read this word just fine.

Context

Context Sentences

背後に敵が潜んでいたことに全く気づかなかった。

I completely didn’t notice the enemy lurking in the background.

Kanji Composition