1 Reply ・ Started by JapaneseLearner at 2021-04-03 19:57:24 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2021-04-04 00:42:05 UTC


What do these signs in readings mean - for example in a word 明- (light,bright):-あ.け - the pause and the point?

Leebo at 2021-04-04 00:42:05 UTC

The hyphen indicates if the reading is used as a suffix or prefix.

The period indicates the distinction between the reading that falls "within" the kanji, and the part that is outside the kanji, which is called okurigana.

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