6 Replies ・ Started by lemonbrigade at 2016-07-29 08:11:14 UTC ・ Last reply by Kimtaro Admin at 2017-02-12 22:27:53 UTC
This is a discussion about 完了


My Japanese wife insists this isn't a Japanese word. Obviously it derives from Chinese, but she's never heard 完了pronounced "ワンラ”、only ”かんりょう.” Is this slang? Regional dialect? Just a loan word from Chinese? I noticed most of the sentences for 完了 use ワンラ in the furigana, which is why I started using it as the primary pronunciation of that kanji.

jakobd at 2016-07-29 16:46:29 UTC

かんりょう is the correct reading. Can't tell you why the ワンラ entry exists, but I can tell you that in general it is not necessarily always the best idea to trust the given furigana for example sentences on jisho.org if you're not sure of something. Better trust your wife, especially when it's such a common word.

lemonbrigade at 2016-08-04 22:51:45 UTC

jakobd, thanks for the warning. Was never sure how accurate the readings were in many cases but this was the first time I had made an inaccurate one my primary pronunciation because it makes up the bulk of the examples.

Kimtaro Admin at 2016-08-08 10:51:51 UTC

This is definitely an issue with Jisho assigning the wrong word, and thus furigana, to 完了. I have a standing todo item for making furigana more reliable, but I rarely get the time to work on it.

jakobd at 2016-08-08 12:06:15 UTC
Kimtaro Admin at 2016-08-09 09:31:26 UTC

Sweet, another way that Japanese text can be tricky :—D

Kimtaro Admin at 2017-02-12 22:27:53 UTC

The sentence has been moved to the かんりょう entry and now has the correct reading.

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