Meaning

Primary

Upside Down

Word Type

noun, な adjective, の adjective

Explanation

Something is reverse, that much you know. The さま comes from , which could mean manner. So, something that is in a "reverse manner," is something that is upside down.

Reading

さかさま
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading comes from 逆らう and , put together. A bit of an upside down reading if I do say so myself, but you do what you gotta do.

Context

Context Sentences

どうして蝶々を逆さまに描いたの?

Why did you draw the butterfly upside down?

Kanji Composition