Meaning

Primary

School Festival

Alternatives

Culture Festival, Arts Festival

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Remember how 文化 means "culture?" Well add festival to it and you end up with a culture festival! These happen all the time at Japanese schools, so sometimes they're called school festivals too.

Reading

ぶんかさい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You've learned all of these readings already, good for you!

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 文化祭を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 文化祭をする
    to hold a school festival
    文化祭を楽しむ
    to enjoy a school festival
    文化祭を中止する
    to suspend a school festival

Context Sentences

うちの学校の文化祭にもあそびに来てくださいね。

Please come visit my school’s culture festival!

「文化祭の練習、何時にする?」「おれは一日中ひまだから、そっちの都合の良い時なら何時でもいいよ。」

"What time should we start the school festival rehearsal?" "I'm available all day long, so anytime that suits you best."

文化祭の管理諸経費は全体の約三十五パーセントになると見積っています。

We've assessed administrative and overhead fees at about 35 percent of the total culture festival costs.

Kanji Composition