事 - Meaning and history | Japanese Kanji

JLPT N48 strokes
matterthingfactbusinessreasonpossibly

Kun readings 🇯🇵

ことつか.うつか.える

On readings 🇨🇳

Example of kunyomi readings 🇯🇵

こと

This is the most common reading for this kanji (こと). This reading is used in many grammar expressions (事になる, 事がある, 事にする, and others).

Its basic meaning is simply thing.

This reading becomes ごと in some compound words to make it easier to pronounce

Example of onyomi readings 🇨🇳

This reading is used in many compound words like:

  • ()(けん): incident
  • ()(じつ): truth
  • ()(): safety

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