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In Instagram, there is a activity notification that is

aさん、bさん、他2人があなたをフォローし始めた。

Is 他 read as "ほか" or is there another way to read?

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It is 他{ほか}. The other pronunciations of 他 more commonly appear in multi-character/compound words.

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    Thank you. In Google translate says that it's 他{た}, so I was in doubt.
    – Yasushiki
    Feb 17, 2021 at 21:19
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    The た reading is sometimes used on its own formal contexts
    – Angelos
    Feb 17, 2021 at 21:48
  • @Angelos Thus "mostly". But I take your point. I am going to further qualify it.
    – Eddie Kal
    Feb 17, 2021 at 21:52
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    Formality affecting た / ほか readings applies not only to compound words, but also to common constructs such as その他.
    – Will
    Feb 17, 2021 at 22:32
  • @Will Another good point! Noted. To be honest, I only added the second sentence without much detail because the first sentence alone didn't meet the character requirement for answers.
    – Eddie Kal
    Feb 17, 2021 at 22:35

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