Meaning

Primary

Graduate Student

Alternative

Grad Student

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Remember how you learned that 大学院 means "graduate school" and 大学生 means "college student?" Well smush them together and you have a graduate student!

Reading

だいがくいんせい
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

Patterns of Use

  • 大学院生が〜
  • 〜の大学院生
  • 大学院生の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 大学院生がする
    the graduate student does
    大学院生がいる
    there are graduate students
    大学院生が行う
    performed by graduate students
  • 大学の大学院生
    graduate student of the university
    教室の大学院生
    graduate students in the classroom
    多くの大学院生
    many graduate students
  • 大学院生の研究
    graduate student research
    大学院生の教育
    graduate student education
    大学院生のみなさん
    all of the graduate students

Context Sentences

この大学院生は、えんげいが上手だ。

This graduate student has a green thumb.

あのまんるいホームランを打ったせん手、げん役の大学院生らしいよ。

That player who hit a grand slam is apparently an actual grad student.

大学院生ってどんなことをするんですか?

What kinds of things do graduate students do?

Kanji Composition