Word of the Week
Our Week 3 word of the week is:
人 is read as ひと (Hito) in Kun-Yomi or the Japanese reading while On-Yomi, it reads じん (Jin) and にん (Nin). じん was adopted in the later era in Japan while the Chinese reading にん was initially introduced to Japan. When 人 stands alone, the reading will be 人.
The pictogram of 人 is like a person standing on two legs. Pictograms are essential in learning Kanji as they represent certain things. Though, I don’t usually use it as I am comfortable memorizing the Kanji and its reading.
is included in the first 1000 Kanji that a learner, like myself, studies. Kanji
reading is difficult for foreign students. That’s why I keep on studying and
need to practice because some Kanji is read differently from Kun and On-Yomi.
You can check how to write 人 in this link: Kanji: 人
一人 – read as ひとり (Hitori) meaning 1 person.
二人 – read as ふたり (Futari) means 2 people.
For the rest of the number of people, にん is used.
三人 – read as さんにん (Sannin), meaning 3 people.
Another example that is not Kun or On-Yomi:
大人 – read as おとな (Otona). It means Adult.
When talking about Nationality, the suffix じん is used.
日本人 – read as にほんじん (Nihonjin) means Japanese.
can read my previous about Nationality and Language for more examples:
Nationality and Language in Japanese
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That’s it for today’s post.
This is Ringo.
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>> Japan’s Golden Week
>> Japanese Pronouns
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>> The Hiragana Character
>> The Katakana Character
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>> Word of the week 1
>> Word of the week 2
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>>Japanese Words| Hiragana | I-adjectives
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>> 【Spanish Lesson #2】More Examples
>> 【Spanish Lesson #3】Vocabularies
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