とかい, とうかい, とうかい

とかい, とうかい, とうかい

Today’s set of similar sounding words are 都会(とかい)、当会(とうかい) and 倒壊(とうかい). The Hiragana writing for the last 2 is the same but the intonation is different. Please listen to the audio clips:


this association / organisation


to collapse

The caption: 都会にあった当会の事務所は地震により倒壊しました means “This association’s office in the urban area has collapsed because of the earthquake” and should be read like: 


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