充て字

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Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 1
yutōyomi
For pronunciation and definitions of 充て字 – see the following entry.
[noun] The use of kanji chosen primarily for their phonetic (narrow sense) or semantic (broad sense) value to represent foreign or native Japanese words, or the kanji so used.
[noun] A kanji character whose presence in a kanji compound is for euphony instead of meaning, e.g., () (na) in ()()(づき) (minazuki).
Alternative spellings
宛て字, 充て字, 当字, 宛字
(This term, 充て字, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)