Body and Rest

January 31, 2008

Just take a look.

«Body»

body.png

«Rest»

rest.png

😉


Fish

January 29, 2008

This is fish,

fish.png 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.

sushi.png

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by courtecy of Kanji no Heya (japanese)


Structures

January 26, 2008

Each character means…

stone, mountain, rock

stone_mt_rock.png

mother, sea (like French “mère”, “mer”)

mother_sea.png

woman, house, bride

woman_house_bride.png

🙂


short break

January 25, 2008

Brothers

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.

elder_bros6.pngElder brother

younger_bros.pngYounger brother

brothersBrothers

elder_sista.pngElder sister

younger_sista.pngYounger sister

sistersSisters


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Question: What do the next Kanji sets mean?

Hint: The left character means “secondary”.


itoko
Answer: Cousins


0,000

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.

man


Twitter

January 21, 2008

This is “bird”, and the shape was designed in this way.

bird

This is “twitter” or ” chirp”, and the left square means “mouth”.

Easy to understand?

twitter

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by courtecy of Nothing’s (Japanese)