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  1. mo_duck

    Tattoo Help!

    I know this has been asked a lot, but I want to make sure what I am requesting is not disrespectful to the Japanese culture and it’s citizens. So growing up, my parents have always said “if you fall, then get back up and continue on”. I have always lived by this saying. I did some research on...
  2. J

    Where Can I Find a Japanese Cursive Font for Microsoft Word?

    Hi, I've been looking (and failing) to find a commercial-use, Japanese language font in cursive style. Do any of you know where I can find one to download? I'm preferably looking for a free one, but willing to pay if the fee is reasonably small (under £20.00 / ¥2,652). I've scrutinised the...
  3. A

    Question New "Japanese the Written Language Book" - Has anyone seen it??

    I just discovered that a new Japanese the Written Language book (Part 1 Volume 2) was published in 2018 - it, covers Hiragana and 100 Kanji. Along with the Part 1 Volume 1, which covers the Katakana, it supercedes the "Field Test Edition" Volume 1.. I have searched and searched, and I...
  4. arsalan.rex

    Vertical translation from english to kanji

    Hey, Can someone please help me translate this text to Japanese " The Twisted Kunai "? It's supposed to be the title of a story of a young prodigy with a dark soul. Don't forget to mention both the literal and symbolic translation of your answer. The translation is to be in vertical script...
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    Question How Terrible Is My Kanji Handwriting?

    I made this attempt at writing a fairly advanced term in kanji from memory, and I was wondering how terrible of an attempt it was. (Attempted) Kanji Reading - げんしりょくはつでんしょ - Nuclear Power Plant
  6. A

    Kanji N2 : Shin Kanzen Master or Native material?

    Hello everyone. My primary goal when learning Japanese is to be able to read contemporary litterature (specifically untranslated light novels and visual novels) so I mainly focused on grammar, written comprehension and kanji (I listen to a lot of native material so I'm not worried about...
  7. E

    Need help translating this

    I'm translating a book from Japanese to English to help me to learn some vocab and test my knowledge of kanji and sentence structure. Having trouble with this one: 今日は 初めからツイてる Using dictionaries and translation websites, I've come up with this: " Today was the beginning I'm twisting." Which...
  8. Sarah Szabo

    Help Identifying a Kanji Tatoo

    I've received a request from a friend to identify a Kanji tattoo he was interested in getting (I've already run him through the usual reasons why he shouldn't get a Kanji tattoo, but he insists on getting one anyway (It doesn't look half bad either), but I couldn't identify the Kanji it is...
  9. S

    夜中 confusion

    I am starting the arduous journey of studying the japanese language and my first reference has ended up being 'Concerning the Sound of a Train Whistle in the Night'. A character says '夜中の汽笛くらい'. Furigana of 夜中 is given as よなか in the book but Tenjin dictionary example sentences all translate as...
  10. qbicc

    Question How should i learn kanji?

    こんにちわ, I have a question about how to efficiently learn my Kanji. Right now per day I am learning the on reading of 7 Kanji (1 page in my book), additionally the kun readings as vocabulary and for each kanji: the most common multiple kanji word that uses this kanji and kanji I already know. Now...
  11. J

    Can anyone identify these ideograms and translate the text in the pictures, please?

    Just as the title says. I know anime translation requests are not welcome here but I've seen similar translation requests in the forum, and that's not an easy common phrase but technical textbooks' titles. It's useful for me to learn. Thanks to anyone who will help me.
  12. H

    Kanji Readings

    Hi, can anyone please help me? I wan to learn kanji as I have already learned kana. So, which kanji reading should one use for a particular context or situation? As most of us know, one kanji has several different readings. So which one to use in the right way? Is it spontaneous? Or is it...
  13. shibakaneki

    Kanji Mobile Application

    Hello, I am learning Japanese from many years already and I decided to use my experience of learning Japanese language to create a mobile application to help people learning this nice language. I created a small survey (it takes max. 2min to complete) to ask everyone what you expect from a...
  14. Raijyuu009

    Searching for a good JLPT N1 Kanji Book

    Hello everyone, I have completed the kanji upto JLPT N2 using the Kanji book of Nihongo Sou Matome N2. I have the book of Nihongo Sou Matome N1 Kanji too but it seems a bit difficult as new kanji are not pointed out and I have to search them in the dictionary in order to learn them or their...
  15. A

    Advice on learning kanji?

    Hi, I joined a few months ago but I haven't posted until now :) I want to learn kanji. I was using Heisig's book but I've since heard that the key meanings are inaccurate? Can anyone comment on this? So I'm looking for advice on where best to learn the kanji themselves and how to use them/the...
  16. acupofrice

    Help Kanji Help: Sword Inscription

    Hello!!! I'm new here and I kind of need a little help. I found this sword in our house and there's this inscription/signature. I'm trying to figure it out but I only know a few kanji and I'm really curious as to what it means. Here are the images. Your answers are much appreciated!!! THANKS...
  17. Tijana

    Japanese kanji for dojo

    Hey guys! I have been training aikido for quite some time now and this month I finally got my sensei to upgrade our website. I will be an administrator and I will be responsible pretty much for anything on the web page from context too gallery. However, one thing caught my eye here and that is...
  18. A

    Help Kanji for Japanese Martial Arts terms

    Hi everyone, I am practicing Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo and need help with 5 Kanjis related to targets on the body (急所 - Kyūsho) to add them to an image. I know the terms in Romaji and couldn't find out what the Kanjis are or if they should be written without Kanjis. I hope someone can help. Here...
  19. H

    Short translation

    Hello :) Can someone please translate the image attached? Thank you :)
  20. L

    Simple Sentence Translation

    I have an Japanese Akita who is named after Muhammad Ali or Cassius Clay (the famous boxer). Whom they deemed "the greatest of all time." I love Japanese culture and I wanted to know how to write "the greatest of all time" in kanji and if what I looked up is correct. thank you very much in advance!