|For pronunciation and definitions of 市内 – see 市內 (“within the confines of a town; in town; in the city”).|
(This term, 市内, is the simplified form of 市內.)
|Kanji in this term|
- the interior of a city
- Shinai ni sunde iru.
- I live in the interior of the city → I live in the city.
Sometimes glossed in English as adjectives local or intracity. However, it is important to note that the Japanese term is a noun, not an adjective. When used to modify another noun, 市内 either takes the possessive partcile の (no) as in 市内の学校 (shinai no gakkō, “intracity schools, the schools in a city”), or it is prefixed directly in a compound, as in 市内電車 (shinai densha, “tram, streetcar”, literally “municipal or intracity train”).