Sino-Japanese

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Sino-Japanese is often used to mean:

  • Sino-Japanese vocabulary: That portion of the Japanese vocabulary that is of Chinese origin or makes use of morphemes of Chinese origin (similar to the use of Latin/Greek in English).
  • Kanbun: A Japanese method of reading annotated Classical Chinese in translation; writing with literary Chinese for Japanese readers.
  • The on'yomi or 'Chinese reading' of Chinese characters in Japanese.

"Sino-Japanese" is also used to refer to that which occurs between China and Japan, such as: