Last modified on 12 December 2014, at 22:33

本州

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

本州

  1. Honshu, the main island of Japan.

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1
しゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

本州 (hiragana ほんしゅう, romaji Honshū, historical hiragana ほんしう)

  1. Honshu, the main island of Japan with a population of 100 million, which is 4/5 of the Japanese.

Usage notesEdit

Since Honshu is much bigger and more populous than other islands of Japan, you don't use this word to specify an area in Japan. Smaller area names such as 関東 and 関西 are used instead.

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