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Can anyone read the kanji here? http://puu.sh/6Jfir.jpg I'm tempted to say 完璧青, but that second kanji doesn't look quite right. In particular, the top right radical seems to be 寸 rather than 辛. The possible meaning of this phrase would also be helpful. TIA!

Also, is this http://puu.sh/6Jlde.jpg 劇場 with some sort of simplified kanji, or something else?
The second one is just an abbribiation. 劇 = 虍 + 刂

I'm not sure about the first one though. The kanji has 寸 (not 辛) and 土 (not 玉)。 辛 could possibly be abbribiated and turn into 寸. So it can be 完壁, which is a common typo for 完璧 (perfect). If that's just a joke, it could be カンペキセイ(完璧性). Or... It's 完璧青年 with a typo + somehow missing 年. I really don't know.

---------- Post added at 12:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:22 AM ----------

Granted that 完壁 is a typo for 完璧(カンペキ), you could readi it as カンペキアオ--> かんぺきに あお super blue/totally blue or something as well. Good luck with it, cmertb.

Edit/add: カンペキアオ ーー> かんぺき あお, perfect blue is possible as well.
 
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Hi,
anyone here who could help me out a bit? I have this lovely 4-koma, but I'm unfortunately unable to decipher a few bits (and that makes it terrible hard to translate what's said... or even get the joke.) And unfortunately I'm unable to find higher quality scans, so...
http://imageshack.com/a/img208/8616/d7it.jpg

This is as much as I can decipher.

#1 私も〇〇〇

#2 カナは〇なさい (Kana is the name of the girl asking for tea)

#3 一人〇問符浮かべてるわよ

Hope anyone is able to read these bits.
I somehow feel like they all should be really obvious, but somehow my mind just refuses to make any sense of it.
 

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#1 私も〇〇〇

#2 カナは〇なさい (Kana is the name of the girl asking for tea)

#3 一人〇問符浮かべてるわよ
1. 私もかきます 2.カナはきなさい 3.一人疑問符浮かべてるわよ
 

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Unidentifiable kanji

Ok, I've desperately tried looking with no luck..

Watashitachi mo something mi....

that something.. : |

國 if it helps, I found that radical for you guys..

 
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Re: Unidentifiable kanji

つかみどころ 《つかみ所; 掴み所; 摑み所(oK)》 (n) (1) (uk) point (of a conversation, etc.); sense; (2) hold; grip
 

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Re: Unidentifiable kanji

摑み is the one.. how'd you find it senpai? I just checked Jisho,

1) it says it isnt one of the frequent 2500 kanji
2) it doesn't have any proper info on the radicals..

really need to know^_^;
 

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Re: Unidentifiable kanji

The kanji exists, and it's clearly legible, so there shouldn't be any problem looking it up by standard methods (of which there are a few). Well, as far as this particular one goes, I pretty much remember it. The dictionaries may say it's rare, but I see it in manga all the time. Incidentally, if you know that the common kanji for 国 is a simplified form of 國, so from that you can deduce that 掴 = 摑.

For unknown/forgotten kanji, my standard algorithm is as follows:
1. If it's a verb with okurigana, try to guess what it might be, type it in, see if the kanji comes up. For a jukugo, try to guess what the on reading is -- if I recognize the radical that might give it its sound, type it in, see if the kanji comes up. For longer jukugo (3 or more kanji) where I recognize all but one kanji, type them in in google and see if the full word comes up.
2. If the above failed, sigh.
3. If the kanji is legible, draw it in IME pad.
4. If the kanji isn't fully legible, sigh again.
5. If some radicals are legible, go to http://jisho.org/kanji/radicals/ mark the radicals you see, maybe something will come up
6. If nothing came up, sigh.
7. Open up skype, see if any Japanese friends are online. Show them the screenshot.
8. If they don't recognize it or are asleep, post the screenshot on MH and hope for the best

I think you skipped directly to step 8. :)

Edit: For step 7, you don't need Japanese specifically, if you just need a kanji in text form you can ask your Chinese friends just as easily. But again, you don't need to bug anyone if the kanji is legible. If you can see every one of its radicals, there are many ways of looking it up.
 
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Re: Unidentifiable kanji

摑み is the one.. how'd you find it senpai? I just checked Jisho,

1) it says it isnt one of the frequent 2500 kanji
2) it doesn't have any proper info on the radicals..

really need to know^_^;

  • Review radicals: For example, read "All About Radicals."
  • Left part of kanji is called "hen." Tehen in 掴 means "hand," and it's one of the common ones.
  • Visit an online dictionary such as 常用漢字辞書 (jyouyou kanji jisho).
  • Select 部首から検索 (find kanji with radicals), then find the left-side radical under 3 strokes for tehen.
  • List of kanji with tehen can be found here[link]. Click on 掴 and find out how to read it.
 

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I've been trying to puzzle out those two kanji in the left column without much luck. For a while, I thought the second might be 体 or 休, but none of their compounds had a character like the first. I think the first has the "sanzui" radical and the second seems to have "ninben", but searching with it hasn't turned up anything resembling that kanji.

Help would definitely be appreciated.
 

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I've been trying to puzzle out those two kanji in the left column without much luck. For a while, I thought the second might be 体 or 休, but none of their compounds had a character like the first. I think the first has the "sanzui" radical and the second seems to have "ninben", but searching with it hasn't turned up anything resembling that kanji.

Help would definitely be appreciated.
I think it might be 準備... dunno :O
 

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what character is this?



what character is that? its handwritten.

その ?? は
 

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Re: what character is this?

It is this kanji, most likely:
See the similarity?
 

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Re: what character is this?

thanks btw. :3

Anddd im here again to ask questions..



what kanji is that? so small i cant read. >.<




??
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装備 (そうび)- equipment
 

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Re: The Official Kanji Ask-for-Help Thread



what kanji is it in the 1st 2nd and 3rd box. Tried OCR but too the pic is too small.
1.話題 - topic, subject
2. 謳 (I guess, I'm still in doubt...)
3.集 - collect
 
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Re: The Official Kanji Ask-for-Help Thread

2. 謳 (I guess, I'm still in doubt...)
You're right. It's 謳 in 謳い文句 (うたいもんく).
 

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Need help with some characters here. I think I got most of them, but the ones marked with ? I just can't figure out: ???の?さ?ねせでりるりると。。。
 

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Need help with some characters here. I think I got most of them, but the ones marked with ? I just can't figure out: ???の?さ?ねせでりるりると。。。
Based on the image in spoiler tags, the characters are actually in Katakana letters:
エイプリルフール :super
 

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Can't read this kanji, scans are kind of LQ.



「親父の小会社を???でな。」

Thanks for your help!
 

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Can't read this kanji, scans are kind of LQ.



「親父の小会社を???でな。」

Thanks for your help!
親父の 小会社 継いでな
 

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Hello all,

I was wondering if someone would be able to pick out the kanji I've marked out in this sign. The second one is likely "報" (messily written) as in 情, but I have no idea what the first one is.



Any help is appreciated. :)

EDIT: Thanks, Mikkih!
 
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