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Reading Groups with 6

Here are 4 On-Yomi groups with 6 readings per group.

Familiarize yourself with the words in the Reading Groups and then take the quizzes.

Group 1: 青 ー せい
This group has as part of the Kanji and せい as the On-Yomi.

1) 青 (# 589 of 2,500)

Meaning: blue, green

Examples
KunOn
(あお)
blue
青年
(せいねん)
youth, young man


2) 請 (# 524 of 2,500)

Meaning: solicit, invite, ask

Examples
KunOn
請う
(こ.う)
to ask, to request
請求
(せいきゅう)
claim, demand,
application, request


3) 清 (# 705 of 2,500)

Meaning: pure, purify, cleanse, exorcise, Manchu dynasty

Examples
KunOn
清い
(きよ.い)
clear, pure,
noble
清潔
(せいけつ)
clean


4) 精 (# 752 of 2,500)

Meaning: refined, ghost, fairy, energy, vitality, semen, excellence, purity, skill

Examples
KunOn
NONE
精神
(せいしん)
mind, soul,
heart, spirit,
intention


5) 静 (# 764 of 2,500)

Meaning: quiet

Examples
KunOn
静か
(しず.か)
Quiet
冷静
(れいせい)
calm, composure,
coolness, serenity


6) 晴 (# 1022 of 2,500)

Meaning: clear up

Examples
KunOn
晴れ
(は.れ)
clear weather
快晴
(かいせい)
good weather


These less commonly used Kanji also have the same On-Yomi:



Group 2: 包 ー ほう
This group has as part of the Kanji and ほう as the On-Yomi.

1) 包 (# 954 of 2,500)

Meaning: wrap, pack up, cover, conceal

Examples
KunOn
包む
(つつ.む)
to wrap
包装
(ほうそう)
packing, wrapping


2) 抱 (# 871 of 2,500)

Meaning: embrace, hug, hold in arms

Examples
KunOn
抱く
(いだ.く)
(sl) to embrace, to hug,
to harbour, to entertain
介抱
(かいほう)
nursing, looking after


3) 砲 (# 1268 of 2,500)

Meaning: cannon, gun

Examples
KunOn
NONE
火砲
(かほう)
artillery


4) 胞 (# 1379 of 2,500)

Meaning: placenta, sac, sheath

Examples
KunOn
NONE
細胞
(さいぼう)
cell (biology)


5) 泡 (# 1872 of 2,500)

Meaning: bubbles, foam, suds, froth

Examples
KunOn
(あわ)
bubble, foam,
froth, head on beer
気泡
(きほう)
(air) bubble


6) 飽 (# 1780 of 2,500)

Meaning: sated, tired of, bored, satiate

Examples
KunOn
飽きる
(あ.きる)
to get tired of, to lose interest in,
to have enough
飽和
(ほうわ)
saturation




Group 3: 可 ー か
This group has as part of the Kanji and as the On-Yomi.

1) 可 (# 314 of 2,500)

Meaning: can, passable, mustn't, should not, do not

Examples
KunOn
NONE
可能
(かのう)
possible, practicable,
feasible


2) 何 (# 340 of 2,500)

Meaning: what

Examples
KunOn
(なに)
what
如何に
(いかに)
how? how much?


3) 河 (# 663 of 2,500)

Meaning: river

Examples
KunOn
(かわ)
river, stream
河川
(かせん)
rivers


4) 荷 (# 1230 of 2,500)

Meaning: baggage, shoulder-pole load, bear (a burden), shoulder (a gun), load, cargo, freight

Examples
KunOn
(に)
load, baggage,
cargo
出荷
(しゅっか)
Shipping


5) 苛 (# unranked out of 2,500)

Meaning: torment, scold, chastise

Examples
KunOn
苛める
(いじ.める)
to tease, to torment,
to persecute, to chastise
苛性
(かせい)
Caustic


6) 歌 (# 519 of 2,500)

Meaning: song, sing

Examples
KunOn
(うた)
song
歌手
(かしゅ)
singer


These less commonly used Kanji also have the same On-Yomi: 呵, 珂, 軻, 柯



Group 4: 次 ー し
This group has as part of the Kanji and as the On-Yomi.

1) 次 (# 222 of 2,500)

Meaning: next, order, sequence

Examples
KunOn
(つぎ)
next
目次
(もくじ)
table of contents


2) 資 (# 179 of 2,500)

Meaning: assets, resources, capital, funds, data, be conducive to, contribute to

Examples
KunOn
NONE
資源
(しげん)
resources


3) 姿 (# 441 of 2,500)

Meaning: figure, form, shape

Examples
KunOn
姿
(すがた)
figure, shape,
appearance
姿勢
(しせい)
attitude, posture


4) 恣 (# 2325 of 2,500)

Meaning: selfish, arbitrary

Examples
KunOn
NONE
恣意
(しい)
arbitrariness


5) 諮 (# 1345 of 2,500)

Meaning: consult with

Examples
KunOn
諮る
(はか.る)
to consult with, to confer
諮問
(しもん)
question, enquiry


6) 資 (# 179 of 2,500)

Meaning: assets, resources, capital, funds, data, be conducive to, contribute to

Examples
KunOn
NONE
資源
(しげん)
resources