Meaning

Primary

Hiroshima

Word Type

proper noun

Explanation

The wide island... this isn't helpful on its own, but this wide island is Hiroshima (heard of it?). When you do the reading it will make more sense.

Reading

ひろしま
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the kun'yomi readings of both of these which is what you learned with the individual kanji. Just make sure you know those readings and you'll be able to read this.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 広島に〜
  • 広島の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 広島に行く
    to go to Hiroshima
    広島にいる
    to be in Hiroshima
    広島に住む
    to live in Hiroshima
  • 広島の名物
    specialty of Hiroshima
    広島の会社
    company in Hiroshima
    広島の名所
    famous place in Hiroshima

Context Sentences

広島に、登山にいい山はありますか?

Are there good mountains to climb in Hiroshima?

広島空港から市バスで市内に向かってるところです。

I'm heading into the city from Hiroshima airport by city bus.

広島と長崎に投下された原爆は、一瞬で十万人以上の人々の命を奪った。

The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instantly killed more than 100,000 people.

Kanji Composition