Kun readings 🇯🇵
On readings 🇨🇳
The kanji 急 means
haste. 急 is used alone or in combination with other kanji to indicate urgency, haste, something that happens quickly or unexpectedly.
In this post we learn more about the meaning of 急, its origin, and how it is used through real example sentences.
Origin of the kanji 急
The kanji 急 contains the kanji 心, which means
spirit. In the upper part the kanji also contains the two radicals 𠂊 (
hook) and ヨ.
What does kanji mean 急
The kanji 急 alone means
in a hurry. Any other kanji in combination with 急 takes on the meaning of
Among the most common terms are:
The adverb 急に, which means
The verb 急ぐ, which means
Kanji readings 急
Let's now see the various On and Kun readings that the kanji 急 assumes.
Kun readings of the kanji 急 🇯🇵
The reading いそ is used for the verb 急ぐ,
to hurry, and all its variations and combinations with other kanji.
If you made up your mind you must hurry.
A less common Kun reading is せ, used for the verb 急く, which also means
On readings of the kanji 急 🇨🇳
きゅう is the most common reading for the kanji 急. This reading is used in combination with other kanji to form various fairly common terms, such as:
Examples of the kanji 急
What are you doing suddenly!
Why sleeping so suddenly.