Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
Alternative spelling
讀む (kyūjitai)

Pronunciation edit

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "読む"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
読む [yóꜜmù]
Imperative (命令形) 読め [yóꜜmè]
Key constructions
Passive 読まれる まれ [yòmáréꜜrù]
Causative 読ませる ませ [yòmáséꜜrù]
Potential 読める [yòméꜜrù]
Volitional 読もう [yòmóꜜò]
Negative 読まない ない [yòmáꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 読まなかった なかった [yòmáꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 読みます みま [yòmímáꜜsù]
Perfective 読んだ んだ [yóꜜǹdà]
Conjunctive 読んで んで [yóꜜǹdè]
Hypothetical conditional 読めば めば [yóꜜmèbà]

Verb edit

() (yomutransitive godan (stem () (yomi), past ()んだ (yonda))

  1. to read (look at and interpret written text)
    Kono hon o yomitai desu.
    I want to read this book.
  2. to read (speak aloud written text)
    Kore nan te yomu?
    How do you say this?
  3. to infer; to speculate
    aite no te no uchi o yomu
    to guess the opponent's plan
    aite no dekata o yomisokoneta
    We could not read their intentions.
  4. to count
    hyō o yomu
    to count votes

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References edit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998) NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN