Learning Onyomi readings

Well for the majority of kanji the on’yomi tends to be the more common one, so I would say to make sure you know those well. There are indeed a lot of kanji with the same on’yomi reading, but I actually find that those have become a bit easier over time. The mnemonics for readings I’ve seen before tend to stick a bit better since you already have some knowledge to work off of.

I would also recommend the semantic-phonetic composition script, which as time goes on becomes more and more useful in helping you figure out patterns in on’yomi readings.

But all in all, I would recommend to spend a bit more time to make sure you know the on’yomi readings. They are incredibly common and not knowing them would make it a lot harder to read a lot of vocabulary words.

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