Meaning

Primary

Movie Theater

Alternatives

Cinema, Movie Theatre

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You've hopefully seen 映画 in level 13. A public building for movies (映画) is a movie theater.

Reading

えいがかん
  • 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

Common Word Combinations

  • 映画館で見る

    to see at the movie theater

    映画館で待ち合わせする

    to meet at the movie theater

    映画館でデートする

    to have a date at the movie theater

Context Sentences

映画館のキャラメルバターのポップコーンが大好きなんです。

I love the caramel butter popcorn at the movie theater.

今週末、私たちは映画館で新作映画を見る予定です。

We're planning to see a new movie at the theater this weekend.

あそこの映画館、いつ行ってもガラガラだから、かなりリラックスして映画が見れるんだよね。

That movie theater is always empty whenever we go, so you can really relax and enjoy the movie.

Kanji Composition