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

今日のことば
Word of the Day: August 21, 2018

公開

noun | こうかい


MEANING: open to the public; exhibit (koukai)

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

この寺の秘宝が公開された。

このてらのひほうがこうかいされた。
This temple’s treasures were opened to the public.

NOTES:
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

VOCABULARY:
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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