View Full Version : I need help with this kanji.

Takanori Nishikawa
12-29-2007, 06:22 PM
Unfortunately my computer won't cooperate when I use Kanji so I'll use this picture instead.


I know the first three and the last one, but not the forth. In order it's "Open," "Heart," "Good Fortune/Happy," "???," "Year."
Can anyone help me out please?

12-29-2007, 06:29 PM
If you know the reading of the word, there's a Firefox extension called Rikaichan that will allow you to highlight a Kanji in Firefox and it'll tell you what it means.

Takanori Nishikawa
12-29-2007, 06:54 PM
That's the problem though, I don't recognize it, so I don't know the reading. I will look into that extension though, thank you.

12-30-2007, 09:38 AM
you're actually supposed to read the 3rd and 4th characters together coz they're actually a compound word.
幸福, which is pronounced こうふく, means happiness.

example sentence (taken from a website):

my translation:
the key to happiness is not to just do what you want to do, but to like what you are supposed to be doing.
by James Barry

01-01-2008, 01:35 PM
A rather crafty trick of mine: jisho.org, and then go into the 'Kanji by radicals' section. Rather useful when you find a kanji in a book or image that you don't recognise. ;3

01-01-2008, 09:25 PM
I use the writing feature on ime. If you click the paint bucket icon, there is a feature that lets you draw the kanji. Very handy!

Takanori Nishikawa
01-14-2008, 03:25 PM
Thank you very much. That helped a lot.