Meaning

Primary

Museum

Word Type

noun

Explanation

An exhibition for things is put in a public building for anyone to see. This place is a museum.

Note that 博物館 isn't used for art museums, but for museums that focus on a wide range of other subjects, like natural history, science, history, and technology.

Reading

はくぶつかん
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

「サーモン、昨日の博物館デート、どうだった?」「ひどかったわ!」「どうして?何があったの?」「フグったら、ずっと他の女の子をじろじろ見てたのよ!すごくむかついたわ。」

"How was your museum date yesterday, Salmon?" "Horrible!" "Why? What happened?" "Fugu was checking out other girls the whole time! I got pissed off."

Kanji Composition