Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them

BBC produced a brilliant article about the Japanese word “tsundoku” 積読(つんどく). Please read it at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-44981013


つんどく is particulary funny because it sounds very much like a casual verb,  つんでおく(keep [things] piled up).


Anyway, I thought this might be a good opportunity to introduce a few words which end in 読(どく)


黙読(もくどく)- silent reading

音読(おんどく)- reading out loud

朗読(ろうどく)- reading out loud in front of an audience

通読(つうどく)- reading through

再読(さいどく)- rereading

乱読(らんどく)- random reading

精読(せいどく)- intensive reading

購読(こうどく)- subscribing


They are all nouns but all can be used with する or しますand be used as a verb.

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