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08-15-2005, 12:57 PM
I just revieved my certificate from passing my Rokkyu test and it has alot of Kanji on it and I can't read a lick of it. Does anyone know a good way to translate Kanji besides finding someone who can read it. *if i cant find a way to figure it out Ill end up asking anyway but i would like to figure it out on my own.* Thanks in advance if anyone can help.


08-15-2005, 01:10 PM
There are very good kanji dictionaries out there such as the Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (http://www.tuttlepublishing.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=0804820368).

-- Jun

08-15-2005, 01:39 PM
Any free or cheaper alternatives?

08-15-2005, 01:45 PM
This might be good:


especially this part->


where you can find kanji by it's parts.

08-15-2005, 01:49 PM
www.dictionary.com go to translator , i dont know if this will help or not but i know there is japanese on there

08-15-2005, 03:39 PM
I like JWPce (http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~grosenth/jwpce.html) a lot for XP. You can look up the kanji by various means. It's free and it's also a handy reference when I know a word but not the kanji...type it in hiragana or katakana and it'll find the related characters.

However, if you have little or no experience with Japanese, it can be rather difficult to make sense of words (especially verbs) in formal styles of writing.


Faith Hansen
08-15-2005, 08:34 PM
You could try asking your Sensei.I asked mine and he read it for me. He also does the certificates tho.

08-17-2005, 11:17 AM
take a picture with a digital camera and post it?

08-17-2005, 11:32 AM
I could do that I think. Ill try to get one.