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Questions, discussions and translations on Murakami's Yoru no kumozaru

RE: Vocabulary questions

Postby clay » Tue 05.02.2006 10:11 pm

EDICT is a man named Jim Breen's free dictionary project:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/j_edict.html

He and countless volunteers have worked on it for years. It is totally free and is what drives most databased kanji/vocab searches on Japanese websites. (but not here at TJP)

EDIT: Interesting it is supposed to be TJP ) but I will leave it like that since the pirate looks happy there...
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RE: Vocabulary questions

Postby keith712 » Wed 05.03.2006 4:07 pm

thanks Clay... will bookmark the page and go check it out!
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RE: Pencil Sharpener

Postby Paul De Stefano » Thu 05.04.2006 6:48 pm

I am having trouble with this phrase:

刃のきみあわせ方

I believe that あわせ can mean joint or facing. きみ=気味 can be sensation or feeling and
刃 is a blade

My guess is it is something like "the fine edged tooling of the joints."

In any case he seems to be praising the workmanship.

Please help.
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RE:Pencil Sharpener

Postby coco » Thu 05.04.2006 7:09 pm

Paul De Stefano wrote:
刃のきみあわせ方

「かみあわせ」 で調べてみると分かると思います。
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RE: Vocabulary questions

Postby richvh » Thu 05.04.2006 7:52 pm

Coco-san is right, you have a typo.
刃のかみあわせ方が他のタイプのものちょっと違うんです。
The way in which the blades meet is slightly different from other types.
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RE: Typo

Postby Paul De Stefano » Thu 05.04.2006 10:32 pm

どうも失礼しました。

I am sorry to waste your time. I actually misread the kana and typed what I misread.

Rikaichan defines かみあわせ 噛み合わせ as the meshing of gears. It is also used for the occlusion of teeth.

Interestingly, 噛むis a verb to bite, to chew, to gnaw, to gear with.

This kanji is the kanji for mouth with the kanji for teeth. Sometimes Japanese is so logical it is almost frightening.

Thanks Rich-san and Coco-san.
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RE: Vocabulary questions

Postby AJBryant » Thu 05.04.2006 11:54 pm

This kanji is the kanji for mouth with the kanji for teeth. Sometimes Japanese is so logical it is almost frightening.



SOMEtimes. ;)

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