Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 9 strokes
Taught in grade 5

Search words that:
- start with 故
- end with 故
- contain 故
happenstance, especially, intentionally, reason, cause, circumstances, the late, therefore, consequently
KUN:
  • ゆえ
    yue
  • ふる.い
    furu.i
  • もと
    moto
ON:
  • ko
Written with 9 strokes
Taught in grade 5
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 135 results)

adjective
1.
old, aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, timeworn(of things, not people)
2.
long, since long ago, time-honored
3.
of the distant past, long-ago
4.
stale, threadbare, hackneyed, corny
5.
old-fashioned, outmoded, out-of-date
All readings:
古い【ふるい】
故い【ふるい】
旧い【ふるい】

adverb
why, how(usually kana)
Other readings:
なにゆえ《何故》
なにゆえ《何ゆえ》

noun
1.
accident, incident, trouble
2.
circumstances, reasons
Other readings:
事故【ことゆえ】[1]
Notes:
  1. out-dated or obsolete kana usage

noun, auxillary suru verb
1.
breakdown, failure, fault, accident, out of order
2.
damage, hurt
3.
objection, protest

noun
1.
home town, birthplace, native place, one's old home(usually kana)
2.
ruins, historic remains(archaism)(only relevant for ふるさと)
Other readings:
ふるさと《ふる里》
ふるさと《古里》
ふるさと《旧里》
ふるさと《故里》
こきょう《故郷》
きゅうり《旧里》

conjunction
because, the reason is, if you want to know why(usually kana)

noun
the deceased, the departed

noun
used paper, paper for recycling
All readings:
古紙【こし】
故紙【こし】

noun, no-adjective
1.
intent, intention, (on) purpose, bad faith
noun
2.
mens rea (guilty mind)(law term)
See also:構成要件
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 1343 results)

ほんとう
本当
Do you? Why

But why

Walking along the street, I saw the accident

Our car broke down last night

My radio has broken down again

I heard about the accident for the first time yesterday

かい
機械
ときどき
時々
こしょう
故障
This machine sometimes breaks down

かな
必ず
ふるさと
故郷
I never see that picture without being reminded of my hometown

しき
景色
わた
私の
ふるさと
故郷
おも
思い出す
This view reminds me of my home town

わた
私の
くる
こしょう
故障
There's something the matter with my car

わた
私の
どうしゃ
自動車
こしょう
故障
Something has happened to my car

This machine was out of order for a while

Something is wrong with this word-processor

わた
私の
くる
こしょう
故障
My car is not running

わた
私の
でん
電話
こしょう
故障
My telephone is out of order

でん
電話
いま
こしょう
故障
The telephone is now out of order

わた
私の
れいぞう
冷蔵庫
こしょう
故障
My refrigerator is out of order

There's something wrong with this machine

でん
電話
こしょう
故障
The phone was out of order again

じっけん
実験
よう
器具
こしょう
故障
Something is wrong with the experimental apparatus