Meaning

Primary

Hanshin

Word Type

proper noun

Explanation

The slopes of the gods! What could this be? Well, it's mainly just a company, known as Hanshin. They're based in the area between Osaka and Kobe. Think of it this way: 大阪 + 神戸 = 阪神! They're everywhere, though, and even have a baseball team (the Hanshin Tigers), so it's good to know.

Reading

はんしん
  • 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

Pattern of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 阪神高速

    the Hanshin Expressway

    阪神電車

    the Hanshin Electric Railway

    阪神タイガース

    the Hanshin Tigers (baseball team)

Context Sentences

阪神電車で行く予定です。

We're planning to go via the Hanshin train.

私は阪神タイガースのファンです。

I'm a fan of the Hanshin Tigers.

今度、阪神地区に新築の家を買おうと思ってるんですが、相場はいくらぐらいなんですか。

I am thinking about buying a newly-built house in the Hanshin district. About how much is the market price?

Kanji Composition