Meaning

Primary

Hokkaido

Alternative

Hokkaidou

Word Type

proper noun

Explanation

The north sea road is the road you take to get to the northern sea. That is an area of Japan, actually. That area is known as Hokkaido. It's a very nice place, be sure to visit it if you can for some of the freshest seafood around.

Reading

ほっかいどう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own. The ほく does get shortened though, so be careful!

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 北海道に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 北海道にいる
    to be in Hokkaido
    北海道にある
    to be in Hokkaido
    北海道に行く
    to go to Hokkaido

Context Sentences

ぼくは、北海道で雪合戦をしたことがあります。

I’ve gone snowball fighting in Hokkaido.

北海道についたどー!本もののすしを食べるどー!

I've arrived in Hokkaido! Time to eat some real sushi!

北海道のお土産といえば、何が有名でしょうか。

Speaking of Hokkaido souvenirs, what’s famous?

Kanji Composition