Ateji (当て字 ) 'guessed characters' are Kanji selected to write a borrowed non-Chinese or native Japanese word with the intent of implying an etymology, which is fanciful or false. For instance, kurabu 'club', a loanword from English, is sometimes written 倶楽部 because (1) the Kanji can be read in sequence as ku, ra(ku), and bu, and (2) can be interpreted loosely in sequence as 'together', 'fun', 'place'. Japanese writing Kanji æ¼¢å Kana ä»®å Hiragana å¹³ä»®å Katakana çä»®å Uses Furigana æ¯ãä»®å Okurigana éãä»®å Romaji ãã¼ãå Kanji (æ¼¢å, literally characters from Han China; see also Han Chinese) are Chinese characters used in Japanese. ...
See also:Nanori. In the Japanese language many names are constructed from common kanji characters with standard spelling and pronunciation. ...
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