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I am a beginner in Japanese. How to translate this in romaji:
old samurai

Is it furui samurai? oji samurai? Or something else?
 

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"oita", "toshi oita" or "toshiyori no", etc + samurai
 

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Ah, right. The OP needs to make the meaning clearer.
 

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I suppose OP means Original Post. Then that is me. English is not my mother language.
Old samurai: why is that not clear? What different meanings can it have?
I meant to ask "an old samurai" . Like "an old man" or "an old woman".
 

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"Old samurai" can also refer to "old type samurai" or "samurai of the past", as Mike-san pointed out. If you mean "aged sumurai", take my ones. (There are more alternatives such like "rōrei no", "kōrei no", "rōnen no", "rōjin no", etc., etc.)
 

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I suppose OP means Original Post. Then that is me. English is not my mother language.
Old samurai: why is that not clear? What different meanings can it have?
I meant to ask "an old samurai" . Like "an old man" or "an old woman".
It isn't a problem with your English. The problem comes from the loose way English is used sometimes. For example, I could say "The old samurai trained with their swords ten hours a day" and it would be clear from the context that I meant "samurai in days of long ago" and not "samurai with gray beards and canes".
 

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Mike makes a good point. Just to point out if he were to say "The old samurai trains with his sword ten hours a day" context would imply it is one aged male samurai. English tends to be ambiguous sometimes unless used in context.
 

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