Meaning

Primary

Main Building

Word Type

noun

Explanation

One of the meanings of is main (which is what we're using here). The main public building is the main building.

Reading

ほんかん
  • 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

Patterns of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 本館地下

    basement of the main building

    本館入り口

    entrance of the main building

    本館二階

    second floor of the main building

Context Sentences

あれ、本館にはどうやって行けばいいんだっけ?

Oh, how do I get to the main building?

じゃあ、本館の入り口に九時で!

Then, let's meet at the main entrance at nine o'clock!

トイレは本館の1Fにあります。

Restrooms are located on the first floor of the main building.

Kanji Composition