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Need a verb!

Postby Eliytres » Mon 08.29.2005 10:50 am

I need the japanese word for To Forgive.
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RE: Need a verb!

Postby Kates » Mon 08.29.2005 10:55 am

I believe "yurusu" would be what you want.
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RE: Need a verb!

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 08.29.2005 8:01 pm

Or there's the great 勘弁!

勘弁してくれ! Let me off the hook!
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RE: Need a verb!

Postby cmcswiggen » Mon 08.29.2005 10:07 pm

My personal favorite expression for "to forgive" is 大目に見る (oome ni miru), lit. "to look in big eyes."

"Uso wo tsuita kedo konkai oomeni miru."
You lied to me, but this time I'll forgive you.
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RE: Need a verb!

Postby Spaztick » Tue 08.30.2005 11:58 am

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the kanji for that is talking to a cow, or a cow talking. I'm wondering how does that relate to forgiveness? I mean surely a cow won't care if you scream at it...so maybe a cow will forgive you all the time no matter what you say to it? I mean, they don't even care that we eat them!
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RE: Need a verb!

Postby Tessen » Tue 08.30.2005 12:55 pm

lmao that makes sense in a twisted way....cows have big eyes too so it makes even more sense :D
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RE: Need a verb!

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 08.30.2005 8:13 pm

That's not the kanji for cow. Cow has the veritical stroke protruding from the top.




干is usually pronounced かん in the 音読み, and means pike or shield.

So you are asking for defense. i.e. permision.
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RE: Need a verb!

Postby cmcswiggen » Tue 08.30.2005 10:46 pm

Keep in mind that usually with chinese characters that have distinct left and right elements, one side is a hint at the meaning, while the other is just a hint at the pronunciation. Trying to synthesize a meaning that makes sense by looking at both sides may serve well as a mnemonic technique, but it's generally not supposed to give you the intended meaning of the kanji.
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