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The hieroglyph that stands for "ikameshii"

KlyntEestwud

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Hello!
I'm an absolute newbie here.
Can you, please, tell me what hieroglyph stands for "ikameshii" which in my case means "dreadful". I also would like to know if it is correct and not insulting to Japanese people to use a transcripted english word (ikameshii) in written form, in a case if I, say, want to name a song like that? Or should I use a proper hieroglyph?
If it is ok to use a transcription, should it start with a capital or a block-letter? I ask this because in all japanese dictionaries I see words starting only with block-letters.
I repeat, I'm a total noob in Japanese. Please, forgive my ignorance.

Thank you!
 

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Japanese doesn't use "hieroglyphs", it uses "kanji" which literally translated means simply "Chinese characters".

To find out the character(s) used to write this word, you can simply type "ikameshii" into a dictionary like jisho.org - it will show you the correct way of writing it in Japanese, and of course the translation.

In Japan, our Latin characters are pretty much never used for writing Japanese - only for foreign words and names. So if you want to write to Japanese people, it would be adviseable to learn at least the two kana writing systems (hiragana/katakana) as early as possible. They're easy to learn to read and write - it shouldn't take much difficulty or time.
 

Mike Cash

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You may freely write it any way you wish; you won't offend anyone.

In Japanese characters:

厳めしい
 

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I'm so grateful for your help!
Can you, please, tell me what is the best way to learn hiragana/katakana systems?
 

Mike Cash

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I'm so grateful for your help!
Can you, please, tell me what is the best way to learn hiragana/katakana systems?
Do you only want to learn the characters? Search online for a chart.

Do you want to learn the language? Take a class or at least buy a textbook.
 
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