Kun readings 🇯🇵
On readings 🇨🇳
The kanji 択 means
択 is used to indicate any type of choice or selection from a series of options.択 is also a counter for
In this post we learn in detail the meaning of 択, its origin, and how it is used through real example sentences.
Origin of the kanji 択
The kanji 択 is very simple, consisting of two radicals side by side:
扌: radical, variant of kanji 手
What does kanji mean 択
The kanji 択 is used to indicate a choice or option. 択 is used in situations that refer for example to
natural selection. In all these words we can see a link with the idea of choice, to choose, to select from a series of options.
Kanji readings 択
Let's now see the various On and Kun readings that the kanji 択 assumes.
Kun readings of the kanji 択 🇯🇵
The reading えら is used when the kanji forms the verb 択ぶ, which means
to choose. This kanji is actually not very common for translating the verb
to choose. In fact, we use 撰ぶ much more often in its place.
On readings of the kanji 択 🇨🇳
The たく reading is the standard kanji reading for 択. This is used to indicate
selection, when associated with other kanji.
択 by itself is also a counter for
Some words that use the kanji 択 reading たく are:
right of choice
Examples of the kanji 択
The weak are not given any right or choice.