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READING  トウ
MEANING  group
JLPT level N2 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
よとう
government party, (ruling) party in power, government
みんしゅとう
Democratic party
とうしゅ
party leader
やとう
opposition party, political opposition, opposition
じゆうみんしゅとう
Liberal Democratic Party, LDP, Free Democratic Party (Germany), FDP
 
Example sentences
与党
ニュースによれば、午後5時現在で連立与党が72議席を確保している。
According to the news report, the ruling coalition has secured 72 seats as of 5 p.m.
民主党
安倍内閣は、自由民主党、公明党を与党とする連立内閣である。
The Abe Cabinet is a coalition Cabinet where the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komei Party form the government.
党首
党首は今後の方針を一瀉千里に述べ立てた。
The party leader rattled on at great length about future policies.
野党
国会の動きはこの問題をめぐる与野党間の政治的綱引きとなった。
Parliamentary activity has become a political tug of war between the ruling and opposition parties over the issue.
 
Lookalikes
 
ケイ、(キョウ)、あに 
older brother
 
ジュ、のろ-う 
curse
 
キョウ 
condition
 
シュク、(シュウ)、いわ-う 
celebrate
 
カク、おぼ-える、さ-ます、さ-める 
memorize