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Just a simple kanji question

Johnathan

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Hi everyone. What's this Kanji?

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I've looked a lot, but can't find it. Thanks.
 

mdchachi

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There's a good chance that it doesn't actually exist and was made up. That sort of thing happens. Or perhaps it's Chinese.
 

Elizabeth

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I read on another forum that it is the Chinese kanji for "dragon" never adopted in Japan. Which was also my first inclination given the name :).
 

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Well, the closest approximation to it that I've been able to find in a kanji dictionary is 「犮」(はつ, hatsu), but it doesn't seem to be used in Japanese. The Japanese kanji for dragon is 「竜」 (ryuu)
 

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If you look up dragon through an English-Chinese online translation service, such as Babelfish, it comes up as the one used in that ad.
 

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So, it is Chinese... I wasn't sure. The one I found pops up in an Japanese IME search (IME pad; with pronounciation and such), but it doesn't in any other dictionary... My apoplogies for only half reading your post...🙂
 

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This morning I was looking at a Chinese restaurant, it's name was 'Neuf-Neuf Dragon' and the Kanji used for Dragon looked more like the Japanese one (竜) thought different but no way close to the one on 'Sobe Dragon'...

and so far I always see the same Kanji as the one on that restaurant on clothes and other restaurant with Dragon in their name.
 

Elizabeth

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Maybe the other one is an updated, stylized version of an older kanji. I don't know. Whey don't you ask a Chinese speaker? ;)
 

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hmm...that's a chinese word. Meant Dragon. It' a simplified version of chinese u see, the traditional one is 龍﹐and the simplified one is as shown in the file above. it's meaning is the same as japanese 竜
 

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