Meaning

Primary

Hot Springs

Alternative

Onsen

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A warm spring (like the water kind of spring) is a hot spring. These are really nice. You should go to them in Japan.

Reading

おんせん
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

  • 温泉の〜
  • 温泉〜
  • 温泉に〜
  • 〜温泉

Common Word Combinations

  • 温泉の成分
    chemical components of a hot spring
    温泉の町
    hot spring town
    温泉のお湯
    hot spring water
  • 温泉成分
    chemical components of a hot spring
    温泉旅行
    a trip to a hot spring resort
    温泉めぐり
    visiting multiple hot springs
  • 温泉につかる
    to soak in a hot spring
    温泉に行く
    to go to a hot spring
    温泉に入る
    to get into a hot spring
  • ラドン温泉
    a hot spring rich in radon
    人工温泉
    an artificial hot spring
    ラジウム温泉
    a hot spring rich in radium

Context Sentences

この温泉は、タトゥーのある人も入よくできます。

This onsen is open for people with tattoos too.

かるく運動してあせを流した後、温泉に入ろう。

Let's go to the hot springs after sweating a little bit from some light exercise.

私の父も母も温泉が好きじゃありません。

Neither my dad nor mom likes hot springs.

Kanji Composition