重箱読み

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅう
Grade: 3
はこ > ばこ
Grade: 3
よ(み)
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 重箱 (jūbako, tiered boxes) +‎ 読み (yomi, reading, pronunciation). For the way in which the word 重箱 is read with an on'yomi for the first kanji and a kun'yomi for the second kanji.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) じゅうばこよみ [jùúbákóyómí] (Heiban - [0])[1]
  • IPA(key): [d͡ʑʲɯᵝːβa̠ko̞jo̞mi]

Noun[edit]

重箱読み (hiragana じゅうばこよみ, romaji jūbakoyomi, historical hiragana ぢゆうばこよみ)

  1. A reading pattern for certain kanji compound words, using the Chinese-derived on'yomi for the first kanji, and the native Japanese kun'yomi for the second kanji.

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References[edit]

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