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Well.....I'm trying to learn as much Kanji as I can, so far I know:

1: 美 = Beauty (Bi)
2: 世界 = World (Sekai)
3: 足 = Leg (Ashi)
4: 月= Moon (Tsuki)
5: 死 = Death (Shi)
6: 父 = Father (Chi Chi)
7: 火 = Fire (Ho)
8: 水 = Water (Sui)
9: 今 = Now (Ima)
10: 夏 = Summer (Natsu)
11: 手 = Hand (Te)
11: 真 = New (Shin)

And, hopefully this is the right section.
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Yeah kanii is pretty easy same as chinese
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Posted 6/2/07
I know 花=Hana=Flower

and a couple other stuff, but my computer cannot read Japanese/Chinese/Korean characters
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I know about 75 kanji, not going to list them though. I mainly know numbers, and basic ones.
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I know a few kanji:

父 - Father
母 - Mother

日曜日 - Sunday
月曜日 - Monday
火曜日 - Tuesday
水曜日 - Wednesday
木曜日 - Thursday
金曜日 - Friday
土曜日 - Saturday

一 - One
二 - Two
三 - Three
四 - Four
十 - Ten

人 - Person
店 - Shop
金 - Money
日 - Sun, Day
月 - Moon, Month

There are other kanji not listed I can sometimes recognize, but I'm still in the process of learning them. These are just the ones I recognize right of the bat, with no doubt of what they mean.
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how abt the kanji --> AI - which means LOVE !!... sorry i dont have the font :(...can any1 tell me how do u write the font in japanese in this forum ??...is there some program so u can write in japanese ?? sorry i know i asked in a wrong forum..
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Dendetsu wrote:
Well.....I'm trying to learn as much Kanji as I can, so far I know:
11: 真 = New (Shin)
And, hopefully this is the right section.


Sorry. This is not correct.
New is this: 新
真 means ... like sincerity, truth.


Keroro wrote:

Yeah kanii is pretty easy same as chinese


Chinese kanji is WAAAYYYY different from Japanese.
A few basic characters are the same, but over thousands of years, meaning and even writing has changed. I can not read chinese newspapers or signs, tho I can pick out a few basics. Only basics like numbers, love, person, sun,moon, have stayed the same. Also, both chinese and Japanese characters have gone through a big overhaul. that's why there is chinese "traditional" and "simplified" groups. I don't know when that happened, but Japanese had overhaul around the time of ww2. For the same reason - to simplfy and streamline.


Devil_laugh27 wrote:
.is there some program so u can write in japanese ?? sorry i know i asked in a wrong forum..


you don't need special program. only need to install the Japanese IME for windoze. (emulator). If you don't know computers well, you can install free Japanese WP from NJSTAR. It's nice. http://njstar.com/
But now only 30 day free trial.
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i can read!! haha. but its cause i know chinese. i cant pronounce it in japanese though. i wish i could. except the days of the week are different. japanese people model em after natural elements? im just wondering.. why?
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Sorry. This is not correct.
New is this: 新
真 means ... like sincerity, truth


Oh......I was pretty unsure when I typed that.

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My limited amount of traditional chinese help me read some things lol... Not saying my simplified chinese is any better..
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Dendetsu wrote:

Sorry. This is not correct.
New is this: 新
真 means ... like sincerity, truth

Oh......I was pretty unsure when I typed that.


It happens. :)
The way emulators work is you type hiragana and it offers you a selection of kanji with the same reading. Some hiragana can bring up 30-40 possible matching kanji. 0.0
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i feel so sad that i can't read this and i'm chinese. *sigh* but instead of being able to write much kanji, i've been writing in hiragana. it's easier. but i do kno a little bit of kanji.

由美-Yumi (Name) or beautiful ゆみ (hiragana)

香-Kaori (Name) or perfume, fragrance, or smells nice かおり (hiragana)
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Devil_laugh27 wrote:

how abt the kanji --> AI - which means LOVE !!... sorry i dont have the font :(...can any1 tell me how do u write the font in japanese in this forum ??...is there some program so u can write in japanese ?? sorry i know i asked in a wrong forum..


The kanji character for love (ai) is:



Regarding programs for writing in japanese, you can google it in and find some. The most popular I've heard is one called NJstar, but it's not free. I use a mac, so it's built in. :)

About this thread, I remember there was a japanese language thread... I can't find it at the moment though.

Here's one for the road:

花 (Hana; flower) + 火 (Ka; Fire) = 花火 (Hanabi; fireworks)
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Chinese kanji is WAAAYYYY different from Japanese.
A few basic characters are the same, but over thousands of years, meaning and even writing has changed. I can not read chinese newspapers or signs, tho I can pick out a few basics. Only basics like numbers, love, person, sun,moon, have stayed the same. Also, both chinese and Japanese characters have gone through a big overhaul. that's why there is chinese "traditional" and "simplified" groups. I don't know when that happened, but Japanese had overhaul around the time of ww2. For the same reason - to simplfy and streamline.


Chinese and Japanese are pretty different. Hell, simplified and traditional are really different, too. Maybe it's because I'm severely illiterate, but I can barely understand simplified compared to traditional.

Anyway the Japanese language had a major overhaul after WWII because of MacArthur and his whole campaign to industrialize and Americanize the country. That's why a large portion of their language has words that are directly incorporated from English. In addition, Dutch has had a significant influence on their language, too, with many words being transliterated.
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Kanji in my opinion is not that totally different. Other than the characters that look more like hiragana than Chinese characters.

And for chinese and traditional difference... there are certain changes in them but you can still read the other if you know the small differences...

For example on 愛 which is traditional... it is 爱 in simplified.
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