本州

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Japanese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

本州 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Běnzhōu)

  1. Honshu, the main island of Japan.

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Proper noun[edit]

本州 (traditional and simplified, POJ Pún-chiu)

  1. Honshu, the main island of Japan.