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dawn; when something (usu. desirable) comes true
Kanji 1174

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Synopsis

Although あかつき sounds like “red moon,” it doesn’t mean that. Learn the etymology of this yomi. Find out how dawn connects to success and enlightenment and how to say such things as “When completed, this building will be the world’s tallest.” Learn the Japanese for “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” Read about a fascinating artist and an architect with 暁 in their names.

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Cover of essay 1174 on 暁, titled "Dawn Is Guaranteed"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
ギョウ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
あかつき
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RADICAL日 (72: sun)
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