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Kanji in this term
くん
Grade: 4

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 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 訓讀み, hiragana くんよみ, rōmaji kun'yomi)

  1. (linguistics) Japanese native reading for kanji (Chinese characters), using 大和 (やまと) (こと) () (yamato kotoba, native Japanese words)

AntonymsEdit

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VerbEdit

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

  1. to use the kun'yomi of a word, to read a word using the pronunciation of 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