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How to say Temple In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
寺てらテラ
Pronunciation: tera
How to Say It Outloud: te-rah
Usage: Common term used to refer to a Buddhist temple.
Example Sentence Japanese:昨日、京都の有名な寺を訪れました。
Example Sentence English:Yesterday, I visited a famous temple in Kyoto.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
神社じんじゃジンジャ
Pronunciation: jinja
How to Say It Outloud: jin-jah
Usage: Term used to refer to a Shinto shrine.
Example Sentence Japanese:正月には多くの人々が神社に参拝します。
Example Sentence English:Many people visit the Shinto shrine during the New Year.
Pronunciation: tenpuru
How to Say It Outloud: tem-poo-roo
Usage: A borrowed term from English, less commonly used.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は外国のテンプルに興味があります。
Example Sentence English:He is interested in foreign temples.

Dictionary

神殿しんでんCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • temple; shrine; sanctuary
寺てらCommon wordjlpt-n4
Noun
  • temple (Buddhist)
聖堂せいどうCommon word
Noun
  • (Confucian) temple; church; sanctuary
Wikipedia definition
  • Shrine
お寺おてら
Noun
  • temple
Noun
  • monk
堂どうCommon word
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • temple; shrine; chapel
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • hall
Suffix
  • company
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
Noun, used as a prefix
  • front room
堂塔どうとう
Noun
  • temple; temple buildings
寺院じいんCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • Buddhist temple
Noun
  • religious building; church; cathedral; mosque
Wikipedia definition
  • Temple
精舎しょうじゃ
Noun
  • temple; monastery; convent
Place
  • Shouja
Wikipedia definition
  • Vihara
僧院そういん
Noun
  • monastery; temple
Wikipedia definition
  • Monastery
伽藍がらん
Noun
  • temple (esp. large one); monastery
Noun, used as a suffix
  • temple building
Wikipedia definition
  • Sangharama
御坊ごぼう
Noun
  • temple; monk's quarters
Noun
  • monk
祈願所きがんじょ
Noun
  • temple; shrine (esp. one at which worshippers pray for favors); prayer hall
梵刹ぼんさつ
Noun
  • temple
殿堂でんどうCommon word
Noun
  • palace; hall
Noun
  • shrine; temple; sanctuary
Noun
  • hall of fame
Wikipedia definition
  • Hall of fame
僧堂そうどう
Noun
  • temple meditation hall or certain other temple structures
Place
  • Soudou
Wikipedia definition
  • Zendo
法宇ほうう
Noun
  • temple (Buddhist)
顳顬こめかみ
Noun
  • temple (on side of head)
御堂みどう
Noun
  • enshrinement hall (of a buddha); temple
Noun
  • cathedral (esp. Catholic)
堂宇どうう
Noun
  • edifice; temple; hall
門跡もんぜき
Noun
  • (head priest of) temple formerly led by founder of sect; temple in which resided a member of nobility or imperial family; (head priest of) Honganji (temple in Kyoto)
Place
  • Monzeki
Wikipedia definition
  • Monzeki

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