Meaning

Primary

City

Alternatives

A City, Town, Municipal, Urban

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

A metropolis city is a city. When you're referring to just a plain ol' city, sans name, you can use this word.

Reading

とし
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

  • 都市〜
  • 〜都市
  • 都市の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 都市開発
    urban development
    都市銀行
    city bank
    都市部
    urban areas
  • 工業都市
    industrial town
    地方都市
    provincial city
    姉妹都市
    sister city
  • 都市の中心
    the city center
    都市の人口
    population of the city
    都市の一つ
    one of the cities

Context Sentences

このコウイチのどうぞうは、この都市のシンボルになりました。

This bronze statue of Koichi has become the symbol of this city.

いなかよりも、都市での生活の方がいいですね。

I prefer life in the city as opposed to life in the countryside.

何かおもしろい都市伝説を知っていますか?

Do you know any interesting urban legends?

Kanji Composition