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I have this line in my book:


I understand the whole sentence except for りょう. When I googled it, it says it mean "Ryo". So I googled かいしゃのりょう and I got "Ryo Company". What does りょう mean?

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This is just another example of why sentences in all hiragana are harder to understand than if they used kanji. – Ataraxia Dec 16 '13 at 15:37
hahaha right now i only know "人" in kanji i hope when i start learning kanji it will be easy like you say :D – Ahmed Abdel Moneim Elket Dec 16 '13 at 19:23
up vote 8 down vote accepted

[寮]{りょう} means "dormitory".

[会社]{かいしゃ}の寮 = company-provided housing facility

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