Meaning

Primary

Museum

Alternatives

Art Museum, Art Gallery

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You know 美術 is fine art. So what is a public building that contains said fine art? It's a museum.

Reading

びじゅつかん
  • 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

Context Sentences

その美術館にかざられていたノアの箱ぶねの絵が好きでした。

I liked the picture of Noah's ark that was displayed at the art gallery.

パリのルーヴル美術館に行った時に「モナリザ」などの有名なアート作品を見ました。

When I went to the Louvre Museum in Paris, I saw famous artworks like the "Mona Lisa."

「どうやって美術館のツアーガイドになれるの?芸術の専門家か何かじゃなくちゃいけないんじゃないの?」「いいや、そうでもないよ。 美術館が情報を全部くれるから、まぁ、台詞を覚えるようなもんだよ。」

"How can you be a tour guide in the museum? Don’t you have to be an art expert or something?" "No, not really. They give you all the information, it’s like memorizing a script."

Kanji Composition