Help with readings for 何千

Hello!

I have been trying to pay attention to the meaning and reading explanations for when and how to recognize which readings to use and when certain words are just exceptions.

Today I got a lesson for the vocab word 何千 and under the reading explanation it states that this is a jukugo word which usually uses On’yomi readings for the kanji. This sort of implies that both readings are On’yomi, but the reading given is なんぜん.

The kanji for 何 has the reading なん listed as a Kunyomi reading.

So I guess my question is if I am understanding this correctly?

I’ve notice some vocab words don’t even have readings listed under the kanji, some are just exceptions like “下手”.

Thanks for any help provided!

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The reading explanation has typo, that’s all. It happens. I recommend to email hello@wanikani.com so they can improve the website.

Since なに and なん are the most common readings for 何, nobody noticed it before you :slight_smile:

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To be honest, I didn’t even know the Onyomi reading for this! - as everything I’ve encountered thus far has used either “nani / nan” (don’t have IME on this computer) as a reading.

I checked all WaniKani usage of this kanji to see if any vocab in any future levels use the “ka” Onyomi reading…and nope! It’s just “nan / nani”.

As @sansarret mentioned…it was a typo. Don’t sweat this one too much. The “ka” reading seems pretty isolated in its usage.

Thank you very much for your help!

No words in Jisho use that reading either… that I can see.

幾何学 (きかがく, geometry) is on WaniKani… And about a billion geometry related words on Jisho use it.

Other words that use the か onyomi for 何 that I found on Jisho

誰何 - すいか - challenging a person’s identity
無何有の郷 - むかうのさと - utopia

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Yeah, as it’s been said, it was probably a typo, but in general for question-related things - (なに) if its on it’s own and (なん) if it’s next to anything. That’s what i’ve found at least.

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