August 21, 2018
The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Open to the Public

Advanced Word of the Day – 公開 [open to the public; exhibit]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Open to the Public

Word of the Day: August 21, 2018


noun | こうかい

MEANING: open to the public; exhibit (koukai)



This temple’s treasures were opened to the public.

公 【コウ ク おおやけ】  public; prince; official; government + 開 【カイ ひら.く ひら.き あ.く あ.ける】 open; unfold

この this
寺 【てら】 temple (Buddhist)
秘宝 【ひほう】 treasure
公開 【こうかい】 open to the public; exhibit
された became (honorific or passive form of the verb “suru”)

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