Meaning

Primary

To Play

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means play and the verb vocab version is to play.

Reading

あそぶ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

You want to play with everyone, but every once in a while someone doesn't want to play with you. You know what? That's okay. If someone doesn't want to play with you, they're the a**hole (あそ), not you.

Context

Context Sentences

「宿題が済むまで、外で遊んじゃだめだからね。」「言われなくても分かってるよ!」

"You can’t play outdoors until you finish your homework." "You don’t have to tell me, I know!"

Kanji Composition