Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
Alternative spelling
讀み (kyūjitai)

Etymology edit

The (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb () (yomu, to read).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

() (yomi

  1. reading
  2. (of a written character or word) reading, pronunciation
    Kono kanji no yomi o shitte imasu ka.
    Do you know the reading for this kanji?
  3. (figurative) understanding of something, speculation about something; judgment, as of a person's character or of a situation
    Yomi ga hazureta.
    Our reading [of the situation] was off-target. → We guessed wrong.

Related terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  3. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN