Meaning

Primary

Honshuu

Alternative

Honshu

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You have your origin state. For Japan (since this is a Japanese word), that would be the main island, the big one in the middle: Honshu. You'll have to know some minor Japanese geography for this. Go look at a map of Japan and study it over real quick to see where I'm talking about if you don't know already.

Reading

ほんしゅう
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

  • 本州に〜
  • 本州の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 本州にある
    to be in Honshuu
    本州にいる
    to be in Honshuu
    本州に行く
    to go to Honshuu
  • 本州の人
    people of Honshuu
    本州のおみやげ
    souvenir from Honshuu
    本州の天気
    the weather of Honshuu

Context Sentences

この後、本州に行くつもりです。

After this I plan on going to Honshu.

本州とは、いったいぜんたい日本のどこにあるんですか?

Where the heck in Japan is Honshu?

本州がどこか分からなければ、パソコンでしらべたらどうですか?

If you don't know where Honshu is, why don't you look it up on your computer?

Kanji Composition