本州

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, historical hiragana ほんしう, romaji Honshū)

  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.

Related termsEdit


MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Běnzhōu
Zhuyin ㄅㄣˇ ㄓㄡ
IPA (key) /pən²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʈ͡ʂoʊ̯⁵⁵/

Proper nounEdit

本州 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Běnzhōu)

  1. Honshu, the main island of Japan.

Min NanEdit

simpl. and trad.

Proper nounEdit

本州 (traditional and simplified, POJ Pún-chiu)

  1. Honshu, the main island of Japan.
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 04:57