I am currently keeping up with my level 10 vocabulary, and this word pops up.
当て字 phonetic kanji
The meaning section has an explanation, but I don’t understand it -
“Phonetic kanji, which are kanji that are used in words simply for their sounds, not for their meanings. They are there to be phonetic, and that is all. That is why this word refers to phonetic kanji”
Can you anybody give me a clue on what it is? Perhaps some examples?
(I tried googling ‘phonetic kanji’, but all I got was articles on how to read kanji using radicals and kun/on readings. It isn’t relevant, is it?)