Kun readings 🇯🇵
On readings 🇨🇳
The kanji 作 means
develop. 作 can also mean
cultivation. The kanji is related to something that is made, created, or produced.
In this post we learn more about the meaning of 作, its origin, and how it is used through real example sentences.
Origin of the kanji 作
作 is formed by:
Kanji 人 in its radical form 亻 which means
乍, the part on the right of the radical, represented in its original pictogram the act of cutting the branches of trees.
What does kanji mean 作
The kanji 作 represents both a verb and a noun:
As a verb it means
As a noun it refers to
Some words that contain the kanji 作 are for example:
cultivation of rice
Variations of the kanji
In its pronunciation kun つく, this kanji has variants that are synonymous and all have the same reading:
build. This variation of the kanji is used when making or producing something big.
create. This variation of the kanji is used when creating new things.
Kanji readings 作
Let's now see the various On and Kun readings that characterize the kanji 作.
Kun readings of the kanji 作 🇯🇵
This reading represents the verb in its dictionary form and means
I made a cake.
I would love to make friends with Japanese!
The deaf sound つ becomes sonorous づ when there is the union of two terms as in:
- 家づくり the
buildingof a house
On readings of the kanji 作 🇨🇳
There are two main On readings.
This is the most used reading in the language. Some words that contain さく are:
遺作 is the
作話症 combines the kanji of doing + word + pathology and means in psychiatric jargon the
作成 is the
作成する noun 作成 + the verb する (to do) means
Redact a contract.
- 作戦 means
発作 in the medical field it is the
感作 is the
sensitizationin the medical field with respect to a drug; for this term we also find the reading かんさく