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Stroke Count
2 Strokes
十 + 0 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. ten
Kun'yomi: とお、と。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: ジュッ。(Kan'you-on Reading)
ジュウ、ジッ。(Go-on Reading)
シュウ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 十

Dictionary Entries for 十

  1. 10; ten

Stroke Order Diagrams for 十

Construction of Character for 十

Kanji variants for 十
Alternate Numeric Form
Origin and construction of 十
  1. 指事。まとめて、一本「丨」にすることから、後にまとめたことがわかるよう中央部がふくれた。又は算木象形文字。もともとの形を現すとも(なお、「シン」の音はdhiəɔpのp音がmpを経てm音となったもの)。

Kanji related to 十

Meanings in Other Languages for 十

  1. dix
  1. dez
  1. diez, 10

Comments for 十

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Ok, thanks for your explanation.
Maybe I should remove that signature ^^

#3 Posted by Broula over 1 year ago

There is no difference in the pronunciation between the two, but there are some exceptions where the hiragana とお is used instead of とう.





When words with the long vowelトー appears in the on'yomi it is always written as とう.  For the kun'yomi, it is almost always written as とお.  The reasons for the differences has to do with how the pronunciation came from the original Kanji from China, and also how the words have evolved from ancient Japanese.

#2 Posted by flint over 1 year ago

Why is the kun reading とお not written とう ?

#1 Posted by Broula over 1 year ago

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