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Help with kanji character

Postby LaoQiao » Tue 07.17.2012 11:01 pm

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I recently bought a T-shirt with a Japanese word on it, but can't find it online. I am attaching a photo. I tried drawing it on a Japanese dictionary site and a Chinese site (http://www.chinese-tools.com) but struck out. Maybe I've got the stroke order all wrong. Anyway, I hope someone can tell me what it means.

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Re: Help with kanji character

Postby hariharidax » Wed 07.18.2012 5:04 am

This means "Number One" or "First","Most".
First character means "One",Second character means "Number".
It called "ICHIBAN".
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Re: Help with kanji character

Postby LaoQiao » Wed 07.18.2012 1:19 pm

Arigato! 谢谢!I am an American teaching English in Chuna. My students also take.Japanese, but I wanted to know what it meant before I gave the shirt away. Got it at a yard sale still in its bag and it's too small for me.

I would like to learn more about Japan. Thanks for your offer.
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Re: Help with kanji character

Postby furrykef » Tue 08.21.2012 6:05 am

Yeah, the spacing makes it look like one kanji. I was confused too, even though I know darn well what 一番 means.
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Re: Help with kanji character

Postby tokyofan » Mon 10.29.2012 1:28 pm

Oh great. I know that one. It's the same as the logo for a Japanese restaurant called Ichi-ban.
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