Meaning

Primary

Rain Boots

Alternatives

Rubber Boots, Riding Boots

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Long shoes aren't long in that the feet part are long (that wouldn't make sense). Instead, the top part is long to keep you dry when it's raining. Yes, these are rain boots.

In modern Japanese, 長靴 is most commonly used to mean rain boots or rubber boots. It can occasionally mean riding boots as well. But if you're referring to fashion boots or boots in general, you can just call them ブーツ.

Reading

ながぐつ
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is a bit weird. Double kun'yomi, so think along the lines of 長い and getting added together. is the reading you learned with the kanji, however. It also gets rendaku'd.

Context

Context Sentences

病院のベッドに横になりながら、彼は明日妻にいい長靴を買ってやろうと思った。

While laying in his hospital bed that night, he decided he would get a nice pair of rain boots for his wife next day.

Kanji Composition