Japanese Word of the Week: 総理大臣

Reading

Kanji: 総理大臣
Hiragana: そうりだいじん
Roman letters: SOURI DAIJIN

shinzo-abe

English Meaning

Prime minister

Kanji Used

  • 総 (whole, total) [N2]
  • 理 (logic, arrangement, justice) [N4]
  • 大 (large, big) [N5]
  • 臣 (subject, retainer) [N2]

Example Sentences

  • 総理大臣が辞任しました。 / The prime minister has resigned.
  • 日本の総理大臣は安倍晋三です。 / The prime minister of Japan is Shinzou Abe.
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