January 29, 2008
This is fish,
and simply made from the shape.
Watch this flash.
Every Kanji for kinds of fishes also has this part.
You can find some at sushi bars.
by courtecy of Kanji no Heya (japanese)
January 26, 2008
Each character means…
stone, mountain, rock
mother, sea (like French “mère”, “mer”)
woman, house, bride
January 25, 2008
When you talk about your brother or sister, you usually say just ‘brother’ or just ‘sister’, don’t care who is elder and who is younger.
In Japanese, these are strict.
Question: What do the next Kanji sets mean?
Hint: The left character means “secondary”.
January 23, 2008
In English, people use thousand, million and billion with every three zero.
There’s no such a digit like Japanese “Man” : four zero or ten thousand.
But we have a “Man” bill and are very accustomed to this way of counting.
So “Man” may be the most important word in Japan, not a man.
January 21, 2008
This is “bird”, and the shape was designed in this way.
This is “twitter” or ” chirp”, and the left square means “mouth”.
Easy to understand?
by courtecy of Nothing’s (Japanese)