Kun readings 🇯🇵
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The kanji 定 means
The kanji 定 is used in many words to define a decision, role, outcome, hypothesis, or plan.
In this post we learn more about the meaning of 定, its origin, and how it is used through real example sentences.
The kanji 定 originates from and is composed of the following kanji:
- 止: kanji which means
- 龰: radical which also derives from the kanji 止
- 宀: radical of the
- 一: kanji of number 1
The kanji 定 is related to the concept of decision and planning.
The kanji is in fact present in many words that indicate an action plan, a decision taken, or an assigned role.
Among the most common words are:
Let's now see the various On and Kun readings that the kanji 定 assumes.
The only Kun reading of the kanji 定 is さだ. This reading is used when the kanji indicates the concept of deciding and decision. Some terms that use the さだ reading are:
The term 定める for the verb
to decideis not very common. There are more used terms such as 決める
てい is the most common pronunciation for the kanji 定. As we have seen, this pronunciation is used in words that contain the kanji 定 such as:
じょう is another, less common reading of the kanji 定. It is used in words like:
It was decided this way.
It seemed like it was completely decided this way from the start.
Are you denying what I said?
Whether I approve or deny I will be killed .