Meaning

Primary

Horseback Riding

Alternatives

Horse Riding, Mounted, Nomadic

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Horse horse, look at all these horses. What do you do with horses? You do horse riding, aka horse riding.

This word is often used at the beginning of compounds, where you'll see it translated as things like mounted, as in "mounted police" or nomadic, as in "nomadic tribes". It's working like an adjective there, but it's still a noun in Japanese.

Reading

きば
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Context Sentences

騎馬警官が泥棒を逮捕するところを見ました。

I saw a mounted police officer arrest a thief.

馬に乗れないのに、騎馬民族だなんて、矛盾してるよ。

It's such a contradiction to call them a nomadic people even though they can't ride horses.

運動会の騎馬戦の練習があるので、明日は早起きしなくてはいけません。

I have to wake up early tomorrow morning to practice for the athletic meet’s mock cavalry battle.

Kanji Composition