Meaning

Primary

Show Business

Alternative

Entertainment Industry

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The world of acting ability is the world of show business, or in other words, the entertainment industry.

Reading

げいのうかい
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

  • 芸能界を〜
  • 芸能界に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 芸能界を知る
    to get a taste of show business
    芸能界をつづける
    to continue in show business
    芸能界をやめる
    to quit show business
  • 芸能界にスカウトする
    to scout from the entertainment industry
    芸能界に進む
    to progress into show business
    芸能界に入る
    to enter show business

Context Sentences

折角東京まで行ったのに、芸能界には入れなかった。

I went all the way to Tokyo, but I couldn't get in to the showbiz industry.

わたしのむすめは思いつきで物事を決めがちなんですが、今度は芸能界で働きたいって言い出してるんですよね。

My daughter tends to make decisions on the fly, and now she's saying that she wants to work in show business.

芸能界のゴシップなんて全然興味ねーよ。どうでもいいっつーの。

I’m not interested in the gossip of the world of show business. I couldn’t care less.

Kanji Composition