Meaning

Primary

To Quiet Down

Alternatives

To Calm Down, To Subside, To Die Down

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

You already learned that 鎮める means "to appease," but this one is what happens after they've been appeased. They start to quiet down.

Reading

しずまる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You haven't learned this reading yet, so here's a mnemonic to help you:

When you're in the library the librarian is always telling you to quiet down. She's (しず) so mean! She never lets you talk in the library. Who's mean to you? She's mean to you!!

Context

Context Sentences

とりあえず、今は父の怒りが鎮まるのを待ちましょう。

For the time being, let’s wait until dad’s anger has calmed down.

Kanji Composition