Kun readings 🇯🇵
On readings 🇨🇳
The kanji 余 means
余 is used to indicate something that is too much, in excess, or something that is left over, surplus or extra.
In this post we learn in detail the meaning of 余, its origin, and how it is used through real example sentences.
Origin of the kanji 余
The kanji 余 is composed of the following elements (from the top to the bottom of the kanji):
人: kanji of
person, which appears at the top of the kanji 余
What does kanji mean 余
The kanji 余 indicates something that is in excess, in greater quantity than is expected. The kanji appears on its own as 余, which means
remaining, something that has remained because in access.
余 is then joined with other kanji to convey the meaning of
Kanji readings 余
Let's now see the various On and Kun readings that the kanji 余 assumes.
Kun readings of the kanji 余 🇯🇵
The reading あま.る is used for the verb 余る, which means
to be in excess,
to be too much.
The verb 余る becomes the term 余り which in turn indicates:
As a noun:
As an adverb, inserted in sentences in the negative form (~ない):
not too much
The kanji 余 also has another meaning in its reading 余す, a verb meaning
to set aside.
The reading あんま is an alternative reading for 余り, with the same meaning.
On readings of the kanji 余 🇨🇳
よ is the most common reading of the kanji 余 and is used in conjunction with other kanji.
Some words that use the よ reading of the kanji 余 are:
Examples of the kanji 余
I said something unnecessary, I'm really sorry.
Do you still have margin to buy that?
I'm sorry, I went too far.