1 Reply ・ Started by Sam62 at 2019-06-26 09:36:12 UTC ・ Last reply by Ketsujiji at 2019-06-28 06:59:20 UTC This is a discussion about 親父 Gikun I'm not familiar with this expression. Does it mean the the kanji are used to fit a natve Japanese word? Also, I'm not sure when oyaji is used. I'm ste that as a 64 year old American I would never use it, but I'm just curious. Ketsujiji at 2019-06-28 06:59:20 UTC it means reading of a kanji by meaning. the kanji for gikun are 義訓, which mean meaning and Japanese reading. as for when to use oyaji(親父), you can use to when talking to your father or about him to people close to you. it is quite informal and most children call their father otousan(お父さん) or touchan(父ちゃん). Log in to reply.