Meaning

Primary

Movie

Alternative

Film

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

It's a reflection of an image on a screen, and the image is moving! What is this? It's a movie.

Reading

えいが
  • 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

Patterns of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 映画を作る

    to make a movie

    映画を見る

    to watch a movie

    映画を楽しむ

    to enjoy a movie

Context Sentences

もうジブリの最新映画は見ましたか。

Have you already watched the latest Ghibli movie?

僕はいつか、映画スターになるつもりです。

Someday, I’ll become a movie star.

私はロマンス映画が好きなのに、彼氏は戦争映画ばっかり見たがるんです。

Even though I like romantic films, my boyfriend only wants to watch war movies.

Kanji Composition