Meaning

Primary

Beat

Alternatives

Palpitate, Pulse, Throb

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

The beat that moves inside your body is the beating of your heart. Put your hand up to your neck and you should be able to feel it pulse.

Reading

こどう
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

少女の顔が赤くなり、鼓動が高鳴りました。

The young girl’s face turned red and her heart throbbed.

Kanji Composition