Meaning

Primary

City

Alternatives

Town, Urban, Civilization

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

When metropolises meet they become a city. Usually a nice big one.

Reading

とかい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 都会で〜
  • 都会の〜
  • 〜都会
  • 都会に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 都会で生活する
    to live in the city
    都会で働く
    to work in the city
    都会でくらす
    to live in the city
  • 都会の生活
    life in the city
    都会の人
    a city dweller
    都会のオアシス
    urban oasis
  • 人口の多い都会
    city with a high population
    大都会
    metropolis
    広い都会
    a large city
  • 都会に出る
    to go to the city
    都会に住む
    to live in a city
    都会に行く
    to go to a city

Context Sentences

都会のいそがしい生活にはもううんざりだよ。

I'm fed up with the busy urban life.

これだから都会育ちはきらいなんだよ!

This is why I don't like city-bred people.

こんな田舎じゃなく、私は都会で働きたいのよ。

I want to work in the city, not in the countryside like this.

Kanji Composition