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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

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Member Since: 4th Feb 2005
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Posted:Heya guys!

For any of you who've studied japanese [or chinese for that matter], i'm sure you've encountered the madness that is kanji.. for those who haven't, kanji are pictorial characters representing words.



the best way i've found to learn these characters is to come up with a creative description of what it looks like, and relate this to the meaning. which means that we can actually make it into a game and help some fellow hoppers learn some difficult characters!



** you don't have to have any knowledge of the language to play - often those who haven't seen the characters before are actually able to be more creative with their interpretations! **



so, the idea is i'll post some characters and see who comes up with the most creative/easy to remember meaning for the kanji pictures! biggrin


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Ry
Ry

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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2005
Total posts: 4496
Posted:You're not supposed to be dependent on the little trills to figure out how to write the character. There are rules.. like vertical lines always start from the top. Vertical lines with a horizontal at the right end are always joint.. Horizontal lines are always left to right etc.

Go be difficult if you're having fun with it Sar. I won't stop you tongue


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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

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Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1846
Posted:I know that ry, but not everyone playing the game does. and i always have fun being difficult.

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

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Posted:lol good work smile.. time passes like ships in the night.. mmm..

ubblol you two sound so bickery rolleyes

on with the game!


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the top kanji... 'yobu' meaning 'to call'.. like to call someone over


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Ry
Ry

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Posted:The box for a mouth (to call..) the other stuff a face calling.... complete with furrowed forehead smile?

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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

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Posted:I'm not sure what you kids are doing in here, but it sure is perty lookin'. smile

devil


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Posted:funnily enough, Ry, that box IS a mouth!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Ry
Ry

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Posted: Written by: Rouge Dragon


funnily enough, Ry, that box IS a mouth!



biggrin cool


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Fathom
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Posted:I'll stick to my romanji...

Kangaroo Island eh? I hear that place is really hopping!

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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

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Posted:hehe.. well done..

hmm bit of a tricky one next..


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pronounced 'hashi' meaning 'bridge'


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:well the radical is a tree...and the rest looks like little houses.

So it's like the ubercool treehouse in the movie Hook....and what were all the treehouses connected by? FUNKY SWINGING BRIDGES! biggrin


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

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Posted:biggrin nice

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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

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Posted:next one..


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pronounced 'muri [na]' meaning 'impossible'..

apart from ebing impossible to remember i have no idea ubblol


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:when written small in genkoyoshi, it's imposible to count how many damn strokes you need in the first kanji!

um....oooh!

the first one is on legs, and it's running and chasing the little person (the radical) which is jumping into the window. But the window is smaller than the first kanji, so it's impossible for it to follow!

oh my god i swear i'm not smoking anything!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:
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"noko[ru]" meaning "to remain"


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

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Total posts: 6554
Posted:lol rouge thats exactly the kind of madness we need.. wink

hmm not sure about that one..

but the righthand bit looks a bit like a key that's been snapped off in something..


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:oh dear...the last kanji on here was posted by me last year and I don't remember it! ubblol

ok, so I'm officially bumping this thread!

HELP ME!!!!!!


ok, so I'm so bad at this that i've forgotten how I looked up the kanji in the first place! ubblol

ok, bumping this thread to get you all thinking, then I'll get back to you! ubblol


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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