Kanji Reading Practice #29 – Construction Signs 前面通行止
I found this construction sign while I was out hiking, but you could most certainly see the same thing on a regular road. Probably any type of road or trail for that matter. This is a pretty important sign that you might want to become familiar with when hiking in Japan. See down below the photo of the sign for the kanji readings and meanings, and the meanings of vocabulary words used in the sign. Kanji Reading Practice #29 – Construction Signs 前面通行止 has kanji from WaniKani levels 16 and below.
全 面 通 行 止
The Kanji Readings (this usage) and Meanings:
全 (ゼン) – all; whole; complete; entire
面 (メン) – surface; face; mask; features
通 (ツウ) – pass through; traffic; commute
行 (コウ) – going; journey; carry out
止 (ど) – stop; halt
全面 (ゼンメン) – whole surface; entire
通行止(め) (ツウコウド(メ)) – road closed; closed to traffic; no through road; suspension of traffic
**通行止め can be written without the “め” to save space. It is pronounced the same with, or without, the “め” as “つうこうどめ”.
Entire Road Closed