重箱読み

JapaneseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of 重箱 (jūbako, tiered boxes) +‎ 読み (yomi, reading, pronunciation). For the way in which the word 重箱 is read with an on'yomi for the first kanji and a kun'yomi for the second kanji.

NounEdit

重箱読み (hiragana じゅうばこよみ, romaji jūbakoyomi)

  1. A reading pattern for certain kanji compound words, using the Chinese-derived on'yomi for the first kanji, and the native Japanese kun'yomi for the second kanji.

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Last modified on 24 October 2013, at 21:06