1. 1〔日本語〕Japanese; the Japanese language
    • 国語の教科書
    • a Japanese reader
    • 国語の先生
    • a teacher of Japanese/a Japanese-language teacher
  1. 2〔国の言語〕the language of the [one's] country
  1. 3〔数詞と共に用いて,言語〕a language
    • 彼は数か国語に通じている
    • He can speak several languages.
  1. 国語教育Japanese language teaching
    • 国立国語研究所
    • the National Language Research Institute
  1. 国語辞典a Japanese-language dictionary
  1. 国語審議会the National Language Council
  1. 国語問題problems related to the reform of the Japanese language