Meaning

Primary

National Debt

Alternative

Bonds

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A country's debt is the national debt. It can also be bonds, like the ones you buy from your country.

Reading

こくさい
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.

Context

Context Sentences

ちょうど国債を売ろうとしたところで、値が急激に下がって、売り損ねちゃったんだ。

We were on the verge of selling the government bonds, but the price rolled down too quickly and we couldn’t sell.

Kanji Composition