1. 1〔国土〕a country; a land
    • 遠い国
    • a far-off land [country]
    • おとぎの国
    • (a) fairyland
    • 夢の国
    • the realm [a land] of dreams
    • 神の国
    • the kingdom of Heaven [God]
  1. 2〔国家〕a state, a nation;〔国籍〕one's nationality

    国の national

    • 国の経済
    • the national economy
    • 国の習慣
    • (a) national custom
    • 国を治める
    • govern a nation [country]
    • 国をあげて彼の死を悼んだ
    • The whole nation mourned his death.
    • 彼はどこの国の人ですか
    • What is his nationality?
  1. 3〔地方〕a district; a province

    国の local; provincial

    • 国の習慣
    • local customs
    • 近江の国
    • Omi Provincethe Province of Omi
  1. 4〔生国〕one's native country; one's home [mother] country; one's country
    • 国を思う心
    • love of one's (home) country/patriotism
  1. 5〔故郷〕one's home; one's hometown [home village]

    国の home

    • 国の新聞
    • a home paper
    • 国へ帰る
    • go home/go back to one's birthplace [native village]
    • お国はどちらですか
    • Where do you come from?/Where are you from?
    • 私の国は信州です
    • My home is in Shinshu./「I come [I'm] from Shinshu.
  1. 国柄国柄
  1. 国々(many, various) nations [countries];〔各国〕every nation [country] ⇒しょこく(諸国)れっこく(列国)
    • 国々の中で
    • among the nations of the world
  1. 国言葉〔方言〕a local dialect ⇒なまり(訛り)
  1. 国境〔県などの境〕a border line between prefectures [〔昔の〕provinces] ⇒こっきょう(国境)
    • 国自慢をする
    • boast of one's country
    • お国自慢の民謡を歌った
    • They sang the folksong which is the pride of their hometown.
  1. 国中〔一国全体,全国民〕the whole country; the whole nation
    • そのうわさは国中に広がった
    • The rumor spread all over the country.
  1. 国訛なま国訛なま
  1. 国元国元
  1. 国番号〔国際電話の〕the country code ((for the U.S.))
  1. 国ぶり〔慣習〕the manners and customs of a country [nation]