- May 20, 2014
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Hi, I'm starting to learn basic kanjis and in the textbook it says that normally we use くんよみ for the individual word (山-やま）and the おんよみ for kanji combinations (火山-かざん）but I've seen that in some cases we use the くんよみ in combination with other kanjis. For example, in the days of the week: 月曜日（げつようび）, names: 山田（やまだ）, things: 入口（いりぐち）... So, are these just exceptions to the general rule? Or is there no general rule and I should just focus on the general meaning of the kanji rather than it's くんよみ/おんよみ pronunciations?