Tree - moku or ki?


I’m finding myself lost when trying to understand when I have to type in ‘ki’ or ‘moku’ for the reading of the kanji ‘tree’. Are both “vocabulary reading” or am I missing something?

Same with child/kid - when is it ‘ko’ or or ‘shi’?

Thans for the help everyone.


Have a read of this recent thread - I wrote specifically about ki/moku a few comments down the thread. Hope it helps.

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もく is strictly on’yomi. A tree is き.
し is the on’yomi. こ is the kun’yomi.

With regards to WK you enter both the on’yomi for a Kanji item.
Of course in vocabulary it depends on the context.

I think this article from the thread @Rowena pointed out to will somehow help… :slight_smile:

Thanks guys.


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Warning: i try to help but sentences can be broken… i warned you!
if it is a word, it is ‘ki’
Ki ga Suki da.
if it’s part of the word, it is moku
Mokuzai ga sukinai

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Not necessarily, vocab with 木 can utilize the kun’yomi too

植木 (うえ)

並木 (なみ)

庭木 (にわ)

枯れ木 (かれ)

草木 (くさ)

木こり (こり)


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