Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - Favorite Kanji

Favorite Kanji

Japanese, general discussion on the language

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby captcouch » Sat 07.07.2007 11:53 pm

My favorite has always seemed to be 中.

On'yomi: Chuu
Kun'yomi: Naka, Uchi, Ata(ru)

It reminds me of my early curiosity in Japanese when I was several years younger. I've seen that Kanji since I was a small child watching anime. Even though I never knew what it was called, what it meant, or how to pronounce it, I thought it looked cool. :)

Edited to provide reading information.
Last edited by captcouch on Sat 07.07.2007 11:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Don't try to argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
User avatar
captcouch
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri 07.06.2007 1:08 am

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby shiohigari » Sun 07.08.2007 1:20 am

Another necrothread! Gotta love 'em!
But since we're here, my favourite Kanji are the easy ones, like 一、二 etc coz basically I'm lazy :-)
I also really like writing one's with 心in them. eg 愛、忘、忍、念、恋 など など For some reason, it feels good when wrting them. The pen flows nicely, or something. Sounds wishy-washy, I know, but someone might understand what I mean!
shiohigari
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat 04.28.2007 6:19 am

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby furin » Sun 07.08.2007 2:37 am

Hm I want to say I like 風鈴(a wind bell). 梅雨が終われば、風鈴の音が心地よい季節になります。 :)
furin
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Tue 08.08.2006 12:56 am

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby shiohigari » Sun 07.08.2007 3:22 am

なるほどね!
shiohigari
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat 04.28.2007 6:19 am

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby Xurma » Sun 07.08.2007 5:28 am

東京
User avatar
Xurma
 
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed 04.18.2007 1:49 pm
Location: Finland

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby ss » Sun 07.08.2007 5:48 am

稲妻。

I know 稲 is rice plant, 妻 is wife. I don't know why lightning is 稲妻. (>_<)''
User avatar
ss
 
Posts: 1656
Joined: Fri 11.18.2005 10:07 am
Native language: English speaking family

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby Rock Lee » Sun 07.08.2007 10:16 am

my best kanji is 水 [mizu] I love water and I love this kanji! :D
User avatar
Rock Lee
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Thu 02.15.2007 5:14 am

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby Dehitay » Sun 07.08.2007 12:01 pm

ha, this tread is worth reviving
my favorite is 笑
followed by 禅
www.bananamonkeyninja.com
The only webcomic endorsed by Banana Monkey Ninja
User avatar
Dehitay
 
Posts: 1010
Joined: Fri 09.08.2006 8:36 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Native language: English
Gender: Male

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby JaySee » Tue 08.07.2007 12:42 am

I came across a really funky kanji a few months ago when looking up something else in my dictionary, though it's quite an uncommon one and I havent actually seen it in Japanese texts.

轢 (http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1MKJ%ED%E0)

Its kun'yomi is "hiku", which if written with this kanji means "to run over", eg. 彼は車に轢かれた (Kare wa kuruma ni hikareta / he got run over by a car). It's not really the shape of the kanji or the spectacular meaning, but more the fact that its made up of 車 (kuruma - car), and 楽 (tanoshii - fun/pleasant) which makes it interesting. It kind of makes you wonder, hur hur.

(I know 楽 can also mean "music", and that that part is only used to indicate the pronunciation anyway - on'yomi is "reki" - but thinking like that kind of takes the "fun" out of the character) (pun not intended :p)
Last edited by JaySee on Tue 08.07.2007 12:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
JaySee
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat 08.04.2007 12:04 am
Location: Tokyo
Native language: Dutch
Gender: Male

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby Strawberry_Juice » Tue 08.07.2007 2:48 am

I love this one: 姦
女+女+女= noisy. :p
Strawberry_Juice
 
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun 12.04.2005 11:48 pm

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 08.07.2007 8:54 am

The word 轢死 is in Natsume Soseki's _Sanshiro_.
-Chris Kern
User avatar
Yudan Taiteki
 
Posts: 5609
Joined: Wed 11.01.2006 11:32 pm
Native language: English

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby UpHand » Tue 08.07.2007 10:15 am


I don't know why, but I just like it.
Not that I'm such a deep thinker.
Igiari! Because there's a contradiction in every internet statement.
UpHand
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue 05.01.2007 9:16 pm

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby Tspoonami » Tue 08.07.2007 10:40 am

Image

たいと - the appearance of a dragon in flight, with a whopping 84 strokes.

Sadly, I can't type it, because the IME is stupid. I don't think this character even exists in the character bank...
Last edited by Tspoonami on Tue 08.07.2007 10:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
Sometimes I think that I'm afraid of thinking, and that scares me.
User avatar
Tspoonami
 
Posts: 837
Joined: Tue 08.22.2006 1:28 pm

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby shin1ro » Tue 08.07.2007 10:46 am



Sorry, it can make your eyes sore... B)

It's the old style 漢字 of 亀 (かめ tortoise, turtle - a holy animal in ancient China for its long life)

I found its stroke order is shown here :D
Click the kanji at 序Z画 on the page of the site -- but unfortunately, it seems to work right only by Internet Explorer...

-shin1ro
英語がおかしければご指摘ください(日本語も...)。サンキュ〜 ;-)
User avatar
shin1ro
 
Posts: 496
Joined: Fri 07.21.2006 10:37 pm
Location: Shijonawate
Native language: Japanese
Gender: Male

RE: Favorite Kanji

Postby suko » Tue 08.07.2007 11:35 am

My favourite Kanji:

食 (food)

followed by:

花 (flower) , 山 (moutain - I live in Scotland = 山 の国) , all Kanji with the "Water" radical : 海 (sea) , 漢 (Chinese) etc...

So quite a lot...
suko
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Tue 01.03.2006 7:01 am

Next

Return to Japanese General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

cron