Meaning

Primary

Mainstream

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

The origin stream, that's where everything comes from. That is the mainstream.

Reading

ほんりゅう
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

  • 〜の本流
  • 本流に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 時代の本流
    mainstream of the era
    川の本流
    main course of a river
    社会の本流
    the mainstream of society
  • 本流に入る
    to enter the mainstream
    本流に出る
    to go out to the mainstream
    本流になる
    to become mainstream

Context Sentences

このフグは、トーフ川本流のワニカニはしの下でつれました。

I caught this blowfish underneath the WaniKani bridge in the main stream of the Tofu River.

コウイチは、ファッションの本流に大きなえいきょうをあたえることで有名です。

Koichi is known for having a big influence on mainstream fashion.

日本文学の本流と言って、最初に思い浮かぶのは誰ですか。

When you say mainstream Japanese literature, who is the first author that comes to mind?

Kanji Composition