Asterisk (*) in readings


#1

Hello fellow turtles,

I was wondering what the asterisk symbol (which you sometimes see) in the readings mean? All I can think of is that that is the spot for the letters after it?

P.s. My first post here :smile:


#2

Do you mean in Kun readings? Just a symbol to say that Okurigana is omitted.


#3

Seems like that’s it, thanks!


#4

Doesn’t that sometimes mean it is not an official reading? (As in not part of the Joyo list)


#5

On WaniKani? WaniKani doesn’t have Japanese government lists’ data anywhere on the pages for the kanji, unless they’re just keeping it but not displaying it.


#6

I never notice the asterix on Wanikani, thought he meant in general.


#7

I guess he didn’t say, but it was asked in the WK section and not the Japanese Language section. Plus he seemed satisfied with the answer that relates to WK’s asterisks.


#8

I indeed meant the WK asterisks, I am currently creating a small hobby project based on WK’s API and I just noticed the asterisks in the readings, that’s all :wink:

Handy to know about the general usage of it as well though, thanks!


#9

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