Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi
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
    この(かん)()()()っていますか。
    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
    ()がはずれた。
    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