Meaning

Primary

Britain

Alternatives

Uk, United Kingdom, England

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The England country is where England is. This word can refer to Britain, the United Kingdom and England!

Note that イギリス is more common for "England" - but, since this is a kanji learning website you should learn this word.

Reading

えいこく
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

Patterns of Use

  • 英国の〜
  • 英国に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 英国の王
    the King of England
    英国の女王
    the Queen of England
    英国のマナー
    English manners
  • 英国にいる
    to be in England
    英国に行く
    to go to England
    英国にある
    to be in England

Context Sentences

あの頑固な英国首相をせっとくするのはとても大変だったでしょう?

It was very tough work persuading the stubborn British prime minister, wasn't it?

毎年、大変な数の人たちが、ゴルフをしに英国をおとずれます。

A great number of people visit United Kingdom to golf every year.

英国と米国は敵対関係にある。

The UK has an antagonistic relationship with the US.

Kanji Composition