Meaning

Primary

To Decorate

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 decorate. The verb vocab version is to decorate.

Reading

かざる
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 didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you: To decorate something, you don't really need a cause (かざ). You should just do it, just because.

Context

Context Sentences

クリスマスツリーの飾り付けをするのが好きです。今年はツリーを暖炉の横に飾りました。

I like decorating the Christmas tree. I put it beside our fireplace this year.

Kanji Composition