Tag: homophonic-kanji

40 If Kanji are necessary to disambiguate homophones, how come it's still used, being that Japanese people seem to know the difference when speaking? 2017-07-26T03:35:31.327

28 What's the difference between the kanji forms for わかる? 2011-05-31T22:23:21.390

26 What's the difference between "家" (ya), "屋" (ya), and "や" (ya) as used in the names of shops/stores/restaurants? 2011-06-15T03:56:55.557

22 How do you write someone's name if you don't know what kanji to use? 2012-04-26T20:15:12.300

22 Is [mathematical] 'analysis' in Japanese the same word as 'fine cuisine' in Japanese? 2016-12-13T23:00:52.470

21 まち: what's the difference between 町 and 街? 2011-08-06T00:11:03.220

20 Why are there many kanji that are read and mean the same? 2016-01-26T12:54:01.723

19 Japanese don't learn kanji meaning only readings? Does it make sense for a kanji to have a key meaning to identify it? 2012-11-24T12:44:57.503

18 What is the difference between "河" and "川"? 2012-10-01T12:55:08.653

17 do people actually respect the nuances of 探す vs 捜す? 2011-07-22T14:54:54.397

16 Nuances between the different kanji spellings of あける:明ける vs. 開ける vs. 空ける 2011-06-16T01:39:59.257

16 Kitten: 子猫 vs 小猫 vs 仔猫 2011-09-07T05:08:00.760

16 When to use 聴く vs 聞く vs 訊く? 2013-03-13T14:25:41.420

16 Is there a radiotelephony alphabet standard for kanji, similar to NATO phonetic alphabet ("alfa, bravo, charlie")? 2015-12-27T17:57:32.670

15 Dissecting つく verbs 2011-07-20T06:06:03.557

15 What's the difference between 図る、測る、計る、量る、諮る、謀る? 2014-06-14T10:51:34.587

13 Difference between 見る and 観る? 2014-07-17T21:28:26.750

12 Computer: 計算機 or 計算器? 2011-07-04T13:06:23.300

12 What's the difference between 上る、登る and 昇る? 2012-10-03T04:42:41.840

12 Was there a single word/concept もの which was later split into two (now distinct) kanji 者 and 物? 2012-12-05T19:31:38.270

10 What's the difference between 迷う and 紕う? 2011-06-25T07:11:18.610

10 Which kanji for はじめます? There seem to be two 2012-02-10T14:40:46.893

10 What is the difference between 恰好 and 格好? 2012-08-16T03:33:20.120

10 What's the difference between 下りる and 降りる 2013-10-17T12:30:58.397

10 Oceans ー Thick or Big? 2013-10-21T15:07:36.053

9 Are the two kanjis 箇所 and 個所 interchangeable? 2012-03-25T06:18:33.997

9 Most egregious examples of the reading of a kanji changing due to (textually) distant characters 2014-12-23T20:04:08.637

9 Confused in choosing 早い versus 速い 2015-11-10T03:07:26.363

9 Can homophonic kanji (in this case 怨 and 恨) be used purely to avoid repetition? 2016-12-18T16:03:46.767

8 What's the difference between 作る、造る、創る? 2011-08-16T19:32:39.063

8 Separate kanji for おそい when referring to being late and being slow 2011-09-08T13:55:23.580

8 What's the difference between 平行 and 並行? 2012-10-01T14:40:59.980

8 Distinguishing 沙 from 砂 2012-10-05T03:36:20.070

8 What's the difference between 舟 and 船? 2014-02-27T16:45:58.700

8 Academic/historic attempts to create an alternative writing system similar to Hangul? 2017-07-15T22:45:38.280

7 which instruments use 弾く and which use 引く? 2011-07-16T17:10:06.000

7 もっとも: distinguishing between 尤も and 最も 2011-08-18T15:02:11.293

7 [父]{ちち} vs. [乳]{ちち} — father vs. breast 2012-08-30T07:01:18.603

7 What is the difference between 上{あ}げる and 挙{あ}げる? 2013-01-24T13:19:18.983

7 Questions about 背負う 2013-09-01T04:56:21.083

7 Kanji for におい - when do you use 匂い and when do you use 臭い? 2014-11-09T23:03:14.900

7 What is the difference between 飲む and 呑む? 2015-11-14T00:48:01.740

6 What is the difference between 楊 and 柳 which both mean "Willow" 2011-12-08T17:43:22.513

6 "Dive" = "fly into"? 2012-01-11T21:47:45.537

6 Are the meanings of 煙 and 烟 identical? 2012-06-08T18:58:01.113

6 Which つける do I use? 2012-06-10T17:16:30.200

6 Is there a difference between 'hanasu' written 離す versus 放す? 2014-04-09T11:54:59.810

6 硬い・堅い・固い - how are different spellings used? 2014-04-20T12:24:24.000

6 Multiple common kanji for a word: which to use? 2015-04-05T06:41:28.230

6 Differences between the various readings of 描く and 画く 2015-10-02T05:47:06.283

6 How many possible phonological forms could be represented by a randomly chosen single character? 2015-11-06T18:09:49.913

6 The difference between transitive verbs 窮める, 極める, 究める and intransitive verbs 極まる, 窮まるand 谷まる? 2019-08-18T10:47:00.423

5 same reading, similar meaning, different Kanji 2012-08-06T22:08:49.380

5 Rust: 錆 vs 銹 vs 鏽 vs 鏥 2012-10-26T09:06:10.730

5 What's with all the possible kanji for とる? 2014-06-14T16:42:29.120

5 What kanji is used to write かん in 会話かん? 2015-07-30T15:53:52.720

5 Why write「もの」instead of 「物」 or 「者」? 2016-03-27T22:30:09.253

5 When to use 云う vs 言う? 2016-10-20T05:06:38.647

4 しゅっぱつしんこ〜, what is Yotsuba-chan saying? 2011-09-23T17:34:17.560

4 微温い versus 温い versus ぬくい versus ぬるい 2012-10-21T14:44:29.790

4 Kanji pairs that mean and are pronounced the same by themselves 2013-04-20T13:46:03.373

4 The differences between 速さ, 早さ, and 速度 2013-05-09T01:36:45.850

4 What's the difference between 生む and 産む? 2013-11-02T13:56:43.297

4 Which word is this use of かめ specifying? 2014-03-04T03:05:27.493

4 Origin of 夜露死苦? 2014-03-30T07:49:23.817

4 What is the difference between 護る and 守る? 2014-05-28T01:35:48.023

4 What is the term for a word which can be written with one kanji or two kanji but where the meaning is the same? 2014-09-24T23:01:15.737

4 Where can I find the nuance/meaning differences between words with different kanji options? 2015-06-15T01:37:02.130

4 Difference between 交替 and 交代 2015-08-15T18:34:44.460

4 Difference between "foot" and "leg" in spoken Japanese 2018-05-30T16:59:22.527

4 What is the Japanese Homophonic Group? 2018-08-16T12:41:20.867

3 Is punning with homophonic kanji common? 2013-01-28T08:16:25.873

3 What is the difference between 目を細める and 眼を細める 2014-09-03T15:04:40.770

3 Same kanji compound, with different readings, and meanings depend on the reading? (heteronyms) 2014-11-21T19:20:35.103

3 What is the difference between spellings しまう、仕舞う、終う、了う? 2015-04-13T18:17:44.153

3 Distinguishing between homophones in everyday speech 2015-09-12T03:45:21.457

3 [苛々 ]{いらいら} versus [刺々 ]{いらいら} 2016-04-08T03:43:03.320

3 Differents ways to write 箸 2017-07-08T21:24:44.243

3 希硫酸, 稀硫酸? What’s the difference? 2020-01-25T13:39:15.950

3 Why is 運命 read as さだめ? 2020-02-01T06:09:58.767

2 When 澤 has a kunyomi of うるお 2014-02-13T16:38:38.197

2 What is the meaning ウソ & 誰向 in this sentence 2016-03-11T05:22:06.123

2 Can mokuso literally mean close your eyes? 2016-10-11T15:03:52.813

2 Difference between 越える and 超える 2018-02-26T16:22:03.800

2 Is the couple 解ける / 溶ける related to the English solve/ dissolve? 2018-03-20T14:33:26.630

2 Specific examples of tonal Chinese words rendered into Japanese 2018-03-21T12:34:43.383

1 What is the difference between the two kanji pairings for 'jellyfish'? 2013-02-25T04:10:42.383

1 Different kanji forms for "みる" 2015-01-19T08:52:33.813

1 Difference between 誠, 実, and 本当 2015-05-23T20:23:38.413

1 Difference between 黒齣 and 黒駒 2019-03-05T23:50:20.347

1 What is the difference between the pronunciation of 「休校【きゅうこう】」and「急行【きゅうこう】」? 2019-07-04T21:49:08.270

0 Which of these means affection 愛情, 愛 or 情? 2016-02-16T11:52:44.907

0 今しかない!! pronouncation 2018-10-22T21:24:15.557

0 A concrete example of problematic disambiguation (part 1) 2019-10-20T17:19:18.180

0 A concrete example of problematic disambiguation (part 2) 2019-10-21T05:59:01.397

-1 Doubt when translating しかも and しかと in this excerpt 2017-06-19T04:39:36.507