遇 (Encounter) - Meaning and history | Japanese Kanji

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encountermeettreatmententertainreceiveinterviewmeeting

Kun readings 🇯🇵

あ.う

On readings 🇨🇳

ぐう
遇 (Encounter) - Meaning and history | Japanese Kanji

The kanji 遇 means to meet, to encounter, interview, entertain, receive.

遇 is used in terms related to an encounter (similar to ) or special events.

In this post we learn more about the meaning of 遇, its origin, and how it is used through real example sentences.


Origin of the kanji 遇

The kanji 遇 originates from the following radicals and kanji:

  • 禺: kanji which in turn is composed of 甲, 冂, and 厶
  • ⻌: radical that indicates the way, road

What does kanji mean 遇

The kanji 遇 is a synonym of and 会. Like these two kanji, 遇 also translates as meet. Its meaning is more like : encounter with problems, difficulties, and difficult situations.

Kanji readings 遇

Let's now see the various On and Kun readings that the kanji 遇 assumes.

Kun readings of the kanji 遇 🇯🇵

The reading あ of the kanji 遇 is the same as and 会: it is used for the word ()う, meet or encounter.

The kanji 遇 is rarely used, the most common kanji is 会

On readings of the kanji 遇 🇨🇳

ぐう

The reading ぐう is used in some words that contain the kanji 遇. Some examples are:

  • (そう)(ぐう): encounter a difficulty
  • (きょう)(ぐう): circumstance, situation (in life)
  • (ゆう)(ぐう): favorable treatment
  • (かい)(ぐう): meeting

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