Meaning

Primary

To Measure

Alternative

To Weigh

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means quantity, but you don't "to quantity." To figure out the quantity, however, you have to measure / to weigh whatever it is you want to get the quantity of.

Reading

はかる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

You need to measure the quantity of something, but don't have a scale or anything. Luckily, you are quite the hacker (はか) and hack together a scale using only rubber bands and beans.

Context

Context Sentences

体重計で自分の体重を量るのが恐い。

I’m scared of weighing myself on the scale.

Kanji Composition