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Postby tōkai devotee » Wed 01.09.2008 3:36 am

How do you read the following Kanji?
正夢?
I know it's means true dream, but is it しょうむ?せいむ?or what?!
Neither of them seem right. They're not in my dictionaries at least. Is there another reading for 夢 other than 'mu'?

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RE: 正夢

Postby gfunk » Wed 01.09.2008 3:46 am

まさゆめ。。。 That's what I found. I haven't studied that word, ever tough. So if someone else answers, I'd probably go with theirs.
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RE: 正夢

Postby TrashTreasurer » Wed 01.09.2008 3:46 am

According to my dictionary, 正夢 is pronounced まさゆめ. I guess it means "true dream", but rather, a dream that came true or to fruition, as the saying goes. With that said, 夢 is pronounced ゆめ, not mu. This is the "dream" part of the compound above. Also, if Chris, Tony, or Mike would enjoy chewing me apart because I did something horribly wrong here, I'm ready. At least I know I tried ;)
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RE: 正夢

Postby tōkai devotee » Wed 01.09.2008 3:55 am

Thanks, people!
I know 夢 on its own is pronounced ゆめ、but I didn't think it'd be so next to another kanji.
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RE: 正夢

Postby keatonatron » Wed 01.09.2008 7:19 am

TrashTreasurer wrote:
With that said, 夢 is pronounced ゆめ, not mu.


Yes it is.

Mu is the on-yomi (Chinese reading) and yume is the kun-yomi (Japanese reading).

For example:
悪夢: あくむ (Nightmare)
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RE: 正夢

Postby Oracle » Wed 01.09.2008 7:24 am

According to tradition, the first dream of the new year is a 正夢 so whatever you see in that first dream will come true.
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RE: 正夢

Postby coco » Wed 01.09.2008 8:44 am

tokai devoteeさん こんばんは。 :)
正夢はWWWJDIC にありますよ。
「夢」で検索をかけると、いろいろ出てきます。
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RE: 正夢

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 01.09.2008 10:28 am

My guess would have しょうむ like tokai, so I'm no help. :)
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RE: 正夢

Postby tōkai devotee » Thu 01.10.2008 5:01 am

cocoさん、こんにちは。あなたはいい先生だと思いますよ。よく説明しました。ありがとう!
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