Meaning

Primary

Driver

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You know that 運転 has to do with driving, right? And you know that often has to do with a person doing something in words like these. So, a person who does driving is what? A driver.

Reading

うんてんしゅ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is all on'yomi, because it's jukugo. You should know the on'yomi reading of by now just by seeing similar word patterns to this one.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 運転手に〜
  • 運転手〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 運転手にもらう
    to receive from a driver
    運転手に聞く
    to ask a driver
    運転手になる
    to become a driver
  • 運転手さん
    driver

Context Sentences

タクシーに乗ったら運転手がトーフグのコウイチだった。

When I took the taxi, the driver happened to be Tofugu's Koichi.

バスの運転手と言い争いになってしまった。

I ended up getting in an argument with the bus driver.

運転手は大丈夫だったみたいだけど、車は事故でめちゃくちゃになっていたよ。

The driver seemed okay but his car was totaled in the accident.

Kanji Composition