I’m talking about you, 人. Sometimes it’s read as じん and sometimes it’s as にん. 人 is in a billion vocabulary words so it keeps coming back, and it feels like a coin flip guessing which reading it’s going to be this time.
And then when you type in the wrong reading for the nth time and check the reading explanation, you get this cheeky little text:
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on’yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you’ll know how to read this as well.
Unfortunately, I do know the on’yomi reading. I burned that kanji a long time ago, and I’ve burned a whole bunch of words made out of it, too. But there’s absolutely no way to remember which reading new words use without straight memorizing it, wherein lies the problem: there’s no explanation or mnemonic for any of them! So I ask, can we get some mnemonics for jukugo words whose kanji have multiple readings?