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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: 1
どく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Probably coined in Japan of elements borrowed from Middle Chinese, as a compound of (on, sound) +‎ (doku, reading).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

音読 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 音讀, hiragana おんどく, rōmaji ondoku)

  1. reading aloud
  2. the reading of a Japanese word written in kanji that is roughly based on the pronunciation of the kanji characters in the originating Chinese dialect at the time the word was introduced into Japanese
AntonymsEdit
  • (read aloud): 黙読 (もくどく, ​mokudoku)

VerbEdit

音読する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 音讀する, transitive, suru conjugation, hiragana おんどくする, rōmaji ondoku suru)

  1. to read aloud
  2. to read a Japanese word written in kanji using the pronunciation based on the original Chinese pronunciation
ConjugationEdit
AntonymsEdit
  • (read aloud): 黙読 (もくどく, ​mokudoku)

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
おん
Grade: 1
よ(み)
Grade: 2
jūbakoyomi

Compound of (on, sound) +‎ 読み (yomi, reading). Originally referred to the sounds (i.e. pronunciations) to use when reading Chinese text, as opposed to the meanings of these Chinese words in Japanese (called 訓読み (kun'yomi) or 訓読 (kundoku)).

Rare alternate for 音読み, leaving the okurigana implied.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

音読 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 音讀, hiragana おんよみ, rōmaji on'yomi)

  1. Alternative spelling of 音読み: the reading of a Japanese word written in kanji that is roughly based on the pronunciation of the kanji characters in the originating Chinese dialect at the time the word was introduced into Japanese

VerbEdit

音読する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 音讀する, suru conjugation, hiragana おんよみする, rōmaji on'yomi suru)

  1. Alternative spelling of 音読み: to read a Japanese word written in kanji with the pronunciation that is roughly based on the pronunciation of the kanji characters in the originating Chinese dialect at the time the word was introduced into Japanese
ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9