To Put On A Hat


To Wear A Hat

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb


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 incur so you'd think this would mean "to incur," but it doesn't. This is to put on a hat. Yep, it's the verb that's made for putting on hats. So, think of it this way. You "incur" a hat when you go to wear a hat. Pretty weird but you'll get it if you put on your thinking cap.


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


Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you:

The hat that you put on is way too heavy for you. It falls off your head and hits the ground with a loud KABOOM (かぶ). You put it back on and pull it down tight, but this time it pulls you to the ground with an even louder KABOOM!


Context Sentences


In this job, it's necessary to wear a helmet for safety.


My child always wears a mask of innocence in front of non-family members.


I saw a man wearing a mask and a black knit hat running out of the bank holding money. It's a good thing our timing for entering the bank didn't coincide!

Kanji Composition