Meaning

Primary

Luck

Word Type

noun

Explanation

This takes the luck meaning from the kanji. Think of it this way: If you're "carrying" you're going to create your own luck. Now nobody will mess with you, kanji gangstah. You carry guns and have a ton of luck because of it.

Reading

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

Explanation

The reading is the same as the one you learned with the kanji! How... shall I say... luck-filled?

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 運が〜
  • 〜運

Common Word Combinations

  • 運が悪い
    to have bad luck
    運が良い
    to have good luck
    運が強い
    to have very good luck
  • 仕事運
    one's career-related luck (fortune-telling)
    金運
    luck with money
    男運
    luck with men

Context Sentences

運が良ければ、トーフグのコウイチに会えるかもね。

If you're lucky, you may be able to meet Koichi from Tofugu.

たまたま運が良かっただけだよ。

I was just lucky.

こんなことで使い果たしたくはないけど、これで運を使い果たしちゃったかも。

I might have run out of luck though, and I don't want to use it up on something like this.

Kanji Composition