数 is actually driving me mad

I think that may be the first kanji I’ve encountered that I actually loathe. As a stand-alone word it reads “かず”, when used in its verbform it becomes “かぞ”, just ever so slightly off, and judging from what other vocabs I’ve seen with it, rendaku seems to apply whenever it feels like it, becoming “すう” or “ずう”.

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It’s a pretty common kanji. You’ll get the hang of it soon enough if you’re are not skipping your grammar and reading practice :wink:

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Hah, I hadn’t actually thought about かず and かぞ. It just feels right at this point.

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Spoiler alert: that’s not the last kanji on WK which will make you question your sanity.

頑張ってね!

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Yep, probably my most regular ‘leech’

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Like @d-hermit mentioned, the different readings will become/feel more natural as you get more reading practice done and see the kanji at work in context. Sadly, there are more like this kanji out there… In any case, good luck with your studies! I’m sure you can make it! ^>^

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