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おんよみ and くんよみ?

 

I'm learning kanji but I don't know which of the readings is on-yomi and which of them is kun-yomi,is it important to learn that?

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I know that "on-yomi is written in katakana,and kun-yomi in hiragana.kun is for single kanji reading, on for compound reading." but when I study it,I just study the meaning,writing and the readings without studying which of them is on and which of them is kun,is it wrong?and what's the usefulness of learning it?

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For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    usualy on-yomi is written in katakana, while kun-yomi in hiragana

    hehe, well basicaly yes it is. Though sometimes it's difficult to find proper reading of a word. Even knowing that kun is for single kanji reading, on for compound reading. Multiple readings and exeptions makes it hard.

    Both yomi(read / how to pronouce) are ways to pronouce Kanji.

    On-yomi:
    Basically pronoucing as Chinese. Just sound in Japanese.
    A long time ago, Kanji came from Chinese with their pronounce.

    Kun-yomi:
    Ancient people read kanji with Japanese language already exist. That's Kun-yomi.

    Example:
    「音」 means sound.
    In on-yomi, pronounce as ね or おん.
    In kun-yomi, pronouce as おと.

    Basically, On-yomi has no meaning just a sound, They have no meaning themselves.
    On the other hand, Kun-yomi has meanings.



    I hope you can understand. I should study English more :-)

    in my opinion,that,おんよみ is comes from chinese pronunciation;and くんよみ is 日本語のpronunciation;so official word used to useおんよみ,usual word used to use くんよみ。i‘m learning japanese now,i used to remember the whole word,for example  ”食”の おんよみ is “しょく” [食卓(しょくたく)];“食”の  くんよみ  is ”たべる”「食べる」; and i think is much easier for u to remember that two words[食卓(しょくたく) and 食べる]than u just remember ”食”の おんよみ is “しょく” ;“食”の  くんよみ  is ”たべる”。
    please forgive my poor english。

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