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Kanji in this term
くん
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Grade: 2
jūbakoyomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (kun, meaning) +‎ 読み(yomi, reading). Originally referred to the meanings of Chinese words in Japanese, as opposed to the sounds (i.e. pronunciations) to use when reading Chinese text (called 音読み(on'yomi) or 音読(ondoku)).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

読み ‎(hiragana くんよみ, romaji kun'yomi)

  1. (linguistics) Japanese native reading for Chinese characters, kanji, using 大和言葉 (yamato kotoba, Japanese native words).

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VerbEdit

訓読みする ‎(hiragana くんよみする, romaji kun'yomi suru)

  1. to use the kun'yomi of a word, to read a word using the pronunciation based on the native Japanese word

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0