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Is there any trick to know how many words kanji represent?

Xeneth
Asked 6 years ago

If given an unknown kanji set of 3, is there a trick to know if it's 1, 2, or 3 seperate words, or is it just about knowing them ahead of time?

I have been primarly looking for particles, but still come across those that still throw me off.

Xeneth
Commented 6 years ago

Got time sooner then expected. Example: 一週間に一回学校に行く I an using a learn kanji book, so includes furigana and translation, but without those I would not know that "一回学校" is 2 words.

Xeneth
Commented 6 years ago

Wish I could edit comment :) That is why I said "unknown" in my question, because I would have trouble looking up the correct meaning if I had to.

Xeneth
Commented 6 years ago

First of all, You need to enrich your vocabulary. Even a native speaker of Japanese can have a trouble with a line of kanji. For example, 「週一回回転ずし」に行く。 There are three words in 「」. 週:week 一回:one time 回転ずし:conveyor belt sushi bar We'd understand this sentence only because we know the words. If the writer is nice, he/she might have added comma between 一回 and 回転ずし, but you can't expect it all the time. Sorry, my answer is not very helpful;

Masako
Commented 6 years ago

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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I'd love to answer your question, but I need some more detailed information.  Could you give me an example of the set of 3 kanji? 

Masako
Answered 6 years ago

It was an attempt to explain when I meant, but once I have the time, I will try and give a Kanji example.

Xeneth
Commented 6 years ago