Meaning

Primary

Far

Alternative

Far Away

Word Type

い adjective

Explanation

This is a single kanji with an on the end, meaning you know it's probably an adjective. What's the adjective form of far? It's also far (or it's far away).

Reading

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

Explanation

You want to go far, far away when you see a toe... oh (とお)! You realize there is a zombie toe on the ground and it reminds you of where you can go that's far from here—where the zombie that once had this toe went! (Remember the kanji mnemonic? It's that scooter zombie's toe that makes you say oh and want to go.)

Context

Common Word Combinations

  • 先は遠い

    a long way to go

    道は遠い

    a long way to go

    英国は遠い

    Britain is far away

Context Sentences

コウイチのアパートはトーフグオフィスから三時間ほど行った、遠い林の中にあります。

Koichi's apartment is located about three hours from the Tofugu office, in some faraway woods.

あの新築マンション、とても良かったんですけど、駅から遠すぎて買うのをあきらめました。

That newly-built condo was really nice but we gave up on buying it, because it was too far from the station.

東京は、ポートランドからどれくらい遠いんですか?歩くにはちょっと遠すぎますか?

How far is Tokyo from Portland? Is it too far for me to walk?

Kanji Composition