furigana


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furigana

(human language, Japanese)
(Or "rubi") Small hiragana, written above kanji (and these days sometimes above Latin characters) as a phonetic comment and reading aid. The singular and plural are both "furigana".
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The kanjichosen is high level, but the textbook does provide support with furigana (pronunciation guide) included.
76 Some were facsimiles of Korean editions and retained the original colophon, but they all came equipped with kunten and some furigana for the convenience of Japanese readers.
Furigana provides the proper pronunciation for a Chinese character--kanji.
1, reproduces complex page layouts and Japanese characters, including vertical layouts and logographic kanji characters by incorporating furigana annotation.
All the Chinese material presented in the Towa sanyo is in Chinese characters with the Chinese pronunciation written alongside in katakana (similar to the way furigana is used in modern Japanese).
The students expressed interest in the history and the art, hut it did take some very fiddly preparation to remove the extensive furigana.