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Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Lightbeard » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I've posted and talked to you all. Right now I'm looking for some help.

I'm currently trying to find the correct Kanji's for several Japanese words. I've googled a few websites with Kanji dictionaries and found some that look legit. However I want to make sure the site I use is correct and accurate. So basically I'm just asking if any of you that have researched kanji's in the past have found a good site you believe to be accurate or if any of you are fluent in Japanese.

Right now the site I found that appears to be the best is this

http://www.saiga-jp.com/kanji_dictionary.html

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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Lightbeard » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:54 pm

Not for a tattoo, something I'm drawing up however.
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Shoju » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:48 am

I don't know of any websites that I would say are "100%" Reliable, but I have a few people that I game with who are REALLY good with Japanese and Mandarin. If you want to PM me what you are after, I will put it to them today.

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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Melathys » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:01 pm

On a related note.

One thing I'd like to find. Every baby name site shows us Kaida as meaning "little dragon" in japanese. I feel pretty good about Kaida as a name. We intend to name our daughter Kaida, being the year of the dragon and so forth. One thing I'm having a hard time finding, is how to write the name Kaida in japanese.
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Shoju » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:26 pm

I checked with a friend of mine about Kaida, and he said that he wasn't sure that it meant Little Dragon, and sent me a link from a forum that he was a part of, where this exact topic (the name Kaida as little dragon) was mentioned.
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Gracerath » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:43 pm

This makes me curious. Do Japanese people name their children the english translation at all? :P Lets take Kaida for example (if it in fact means little dragon) would they instead name their child "Little Dragon" instead? I'd love to see that. I also wonder how many Japanese people have the word "Soup" as a tattoo when they thought they were getting something else!
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Melathys » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:02 pm

heh, I just don't know. Even when a site is not copy/pasting from another site, it still has Kaida as little dragon.

http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Kaida has it as "resembling a small dragon"

We may just go with it anyway, and if we're wrong "Sorry baby, google failed you on this one." But every single names site I can find has Kaida as "little dragon". I do know that Kaida is used as a surname at least. Which isn't so bad. I've seen my last name as a first name on more than one occasion, or at least a variation of it.. Stephan.
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Skye1013 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:39 pm

I've always been under the impression that dragon = ryu. Not sure how little would translate, but things like gold (kin) or silver (gin) would make it kinryu/ginryu. As for little, google translate has a few different versions, but none that seem to lend themselves to "kaida."

Now, I don't have a native Japanese speaker handy, so I can't really verify that.
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Melathys » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:43 pm

you know, I think it may come down to it being a name rather than a direct translation. My name doesn't directly translate to much of anything to any language that I know of, yet I also know its supposed to mean "ruler of the people."
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:49 am

If Ryu is translated as dragon, you could name her

Ryuko

And have a "Dragon Girl"

I at least know that much :) From Fuedal Japan

Ko, was a feminine suffix, while Ri and Jo were common male suffixes.
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Re: Accurate Place To Find Correct Japanese Kanji's?

Postby Sabindeus » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:58 am

japanese Kanji you say
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