訓読み

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
くん
Grade: 4

Grade: 2
jūbakoyomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (kun, meaning) +‎ 読み (yomi, reading). Originally referred to the meanings of Chinese words in Japanese, as opposed to the sounds (i.e. pronunciations) to use when reading Chinese text (called 音読み (on'yomi) or 音読 (ondoku)).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

読み (hiragana くんよみ, romaji kun'yomi)

  1. (linguistics) Japanese native reading for Chinese characters, kanji, using 大和言葉 (yamato kotoba, Japanese native words).

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Verb[edit]

訓読み + する (hiragana くんよみする, romaji kun'yomi suru)

  1. to use the kun'yomi of a word, to read a word using the pronunciation based on the original Chinese pronunciation

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9