View Full Version : Random Kanji Help #8

01-03-2008, 01:08 PM
...For the old members of AnimeLyrics.com, I'm baaaack. And so is my "traditional" thread. =)

For those who don't know what this thread is...I often type up kanji lyrics (and romaji) from lyric scans. But since I don't know a lot of kanji, I'll often need help. So I'll copy the kanji images I can't read, number them, and post them here.

If you know how to read a certain kanji word, please type it here (and PLEASE label it with the appropriate number; it'll make things easier for me).

Thanks in advance!!
001. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/001.gif
002. Based on this MP3 clip (http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/002_clip.mp3), is this kanji supposed to be 雷が鳴ってる?:

003. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/003.gif
004. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/004.gif
(NOTE: For these words, the background "paper" makes things a bit hard to read. So if you need any MP3 clips [in order to hear what these words sound like], let me know!!)
005. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/005.gif

006. The furigana/intended reading says こんじょう, but what is the actual kanji word?:

007. According to this MP3 clip (http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/007_clip.mp3), is this part supposed to say (やりたりないって)唸ってんだ?:

008. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/008.gif
009. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/009.gif
010. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/010.gif
011. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/011.gif
012. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/012.gif
013. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/013.gif
014. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/014.gif
015. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/015.gif
016. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/016.gif
017. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/017.gif
018. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/018.gif
019. http://www.geocities.com/bri_lady7/kanji-help/019.gif

01-03-2008, 01:36 PM
001 - kata(reru) (語れる)
004 - shoumon (証明)
005 - kata 肩
006 - 根性
008 - Not sure, but middle kanji seems to be '転' and the first also has the 車 radical. I thought it might be 軸?

01-03-2008, 04:09 PM
001 語れる - かたれる (かたる)
002 雷が鳴ってる - かみなりがなってる (なる)
003 誰 - だれ
004 証明 - しょうめい
005 肩 - かた
006 懇情 - こんじょう
007 唸ってんだ - うなってんだ (うなる)
008 輪転機 - りんてんき 
009 走ってんだ - はしってんだ (はしる)
010 滑ってんだ - すべってんだ (すべる)
011 酔ってんだ - よってんだ (よう)
012 軋みだす - きしみだす (きしむ)
013 乾い the kanji means dry. but ive never seen it used as an i-adjective before. not sure how to read it. could be いぬい or maybe かわい. but if i had to take a guess i'd go with いぬい
014 熱 - ねつ
015 砕かれた - くだかれた (くだく)
016 追い - おい (おう)
017 縁なぞり - ふちなぞり     btw this kanji can also be read as えん or ゆかり depending on the situation
018 指 - ゆび
019 貝殻拾い - かいがらびろい  (かいがら) and (ひろう)

hope that helps. in the brackets are the verb's root word in hiragana so that it's easier for u to look up the meaning.

btw in the other threads there are many suggestions of programs u can use as a kanji dictionary. have a look at them. coz 60% of the kanji u posted here, u could have probably figured out urself if u had the right tools. just saying that u can get an immediate answer rather than having to wait for someone to reply, if someone ever does....

01-04-2008, 01:55 AM
Thank you both for the help; I really appreciate it. ^^

@tetekmakhang: Don't I need to know what "radicals" are in order to use a kanji dictionary? I don't really know anything about kanji. I can only romanize lyrics based on the following:

1) I hear what the singers say, plug what I hear (in romaji form) into a dictionary and find out if I'm right.

-AND / OR-

2) I've seen a word so many times that it's committed to memory (like "kokoro", for example).

So that said, I really don't think I can use a kanji dictionary, at least not at this point in time. =(

01-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Just wanted to respond to a few things you posted, tetekmakhang:

013 乾い the kanji means dry. but ive never seen it used as an i-adjective before. not sure how to read it. could be いぬい or maybe かわい. but if i had to take a guess i'd go with いぬいThis is actually my mistake, 'cuz I didn't post the full word. It's actually "kawaiteru" (乾いてる).

017 縁なぞり - ふちなぞり     btw this kanji can also be read as えん or ゆかり depending on the situationThanks for the information! (Based on what I hear in the song, the correct reading is definitely "fuchi-" though). ^^

019 貝殻拾い - かいがらびろい  (かいがら) and (ひろう) Again, based on the music, the last part is just "hiroi". (I thought she was saying "hitori" [she slurs her words so much. ><], and I knew that wasn't right so I didn't bother with saying it. ^^; )

Thanks again for all the help, both of you! =)

01-07-2008, 08:49 AM
well it depends what kind of kanji dictionary you're using. if you're using the traditional book version, then yes you'll need some basic knowledge on how to look up a kanji.

but then ime has this useful tool that lets u try and write the kanji yourself. mistresspookychan mentioned it in this thread:


01-07-2008, 07:14 PM
The ime writing tool is very handy, but doesn't provide an english translation- just the reading. :) But it is still fantastic. I think there is a firefox add-on that does a similar thing, but with English translations. There are also some electronic dictionaries that have a writing feature.