Meaning

Primary

Overseas

Alternative

Abroad

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

When you exist outside (outside of what? Japan, of course), you are overseas or abroad.

Reading

ざいがい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

在外し産はどのようにかん理していますか?

How do you manage your overseas assets?

在外ほう人の安ぴはげん在確にん中です。

We are currently checking on the safety of Japanese residents abroad.

在外投票をする前に、申し込み用紙を日本大使館か日本領事館に提出する必要があります。

Before casting an overseas ballot, you have to submit an application to the Japanese embassy or the Japanese consulate.

Kanji Composition