Meaning

Primary

Gathering

Alternatives

Meeting, Assembly, Party, Collection, Get Together

Word Type

noun

Explanation

This is the noun version of the kanji gather, so it means gathering.

Reading

あつまり
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 learned this reading already so you should be able to read it!

Context

Patterns of Use

  • お集まり〜
  • 〜の集まり

Common Word Combinations

  • お集まりのみなさん
    everyone who's gathered
    お集まりをいただく
    to politely call a meeting, to politely assemble for someone
    お集まりの方々
    the people who are gathered
  • 人の集まり
    a gathering of people
    人々の集まり
    a gathering of people
    仲間の集まり
    a gathering of friends

Context Sentences

今日は研究室の集まりがある。

There’s a get-together with people from the lab today.

なんか今日の飲み会、集まりも悪かったし、グダグダだったね。

Not many people showed up at today's drinking party and it was also very disorganized, eh?

正月の集まりに弟が彼女を連れてきやがった。

My younger brother brought his girlfriend to our New Year's gathering.

Kanji Composition