当て字

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 1
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当て字 (hiragana あてじ, romaji ateji)

  1. A kanji compound whose component characters are related only by sound and not by meaning.
  2. A kanji character whose presence in a kanji compound is for euphony instead of meaning, e.g.,  () (na) in  () () (つき) (minatsuki).

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