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郵便はがき postcard. 大日本 Dai Nippon "big Japan" or "Japanese empire". 樺太 Kara Futo, Sakhalin. 大泊町 Oh Tomari Cho, literally means "big harbor town". 東 east. 三条 3rd street. 南 south. 一ノ十一 one hyphen eleven. 髙橋 Taka Hashi, family name. 久男 Hisa O, a male name. 様 polite addressing like "Sir". 北満 Hoku Man, northern Manchuria. 龍江省 a Chinese geometric name, literally ...


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Generally in Japanese handwriting the more feminine something is the more rounded out and cute it will be. If I think of girly English writing I think of neat bubbly letters while guys tend to be sloppy and angular. This carries over to Japanese. Additional reading: http://guideline.livedoor.biz/archives/51130942.html ...


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[第1号]{だいいちごう} [実]{じつ}に [数]{すう}[m]{メートル}ほど (Yes, it's "several meters" or "a few meters") 


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I'm not Japanese, but based on what I know it is up to you to choose which style you would like to write in. However, as I commented previously, I recommend that you stick with the "handwritten" style rather than the "printed" one if you are using a pen or pencil. However, if you are using a brush then perhaps the other is more appropriate. There is a great ...


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The rule you mentioned does not apply to 原稿用紙 for novels and articles. Never. However, you may be instructed to place 濁点(゛) and 半濁点(゜)into a separate box, when you have to fill some legacy paper forms at banks or government offices. Example (PDF): http://www.pref.chiba.lg.jp/taiki/yuushi/documents/kouzakinyuu.pdf This is because 濁点 and 半濁点 consume an ...


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It looks like 印象 to me.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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I think the only character one would stumble over is い, because it looks close like a し with either a bit of dirt, or like an incomplete じ. The rest of characters are definitely legible. Two comments: き and さ are written with a gap in the curve (in handwriting). The next character I would point out would be に, which looks too much like two characters しこ. ...


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老年ニシテ・・・ (= 老年で・・・/老年なので・・・) 視力充分ナラ[ス]{ず}・・・ (= 視力が充分ではなく・・・)


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According to 非回答者 Cram all three into the bottommost block -- "す。」". The better schools, teachers and publishers will not accept any other method.


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Line 6 Char 2; I would say is likely せ but I've not come across any instance where stroke 3 can extend below stroke 2, nor can I find a Kanji that comes closer. It this correct? You wrote ふせ. It should be 少女. Line 5 char 4; I would say is likely 這, since I can find a font that has the radical 言 with a vertical carrot on top instead of a bar, however ...


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I think it says 悟空のじいちゃん Goku's grandfather (そのラウンドのみ相手の必殺技を 封じる) (Blocks the opponent's special move in that round only) 占いババ Fortuneteller Baba (必殺技をつかっても一定時間BPがへらない (BP don't decrease for some fixed time, even if you use the special move


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[勢]{いきお}い です・・・。 (文字数が足りない・・・)


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This is a famous song 箱根八里【はこねはちり】 by Rentaro Taki. (English translation) http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%AE%B1%E6%A0%B9%E5%85%AB%E9%87%8C This song was written before 現代仮名遣い was introduced, and its original lyrics are full of kanjis which even native Japanese (including myself) can't read any more. It seems your umbrella has simplified some of the ...


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In Japanese calligraphy and penmanship, usually kana are written slightly smaller than kanji. Basically, the more strokes a character has, the larger it should be written for proper balance and appearance. This is because simple characters look larger than complicated ones with human eyes. This article says, "漢字:10、ひらがな:8、カナ・ローマ字・数字:7~6、特殊記号:6". Addition: ...


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I noticed that most of the pairs in your list are between kana (mostly katakana) and kanji, with the only exception of へ. In my opinion, in most situations you can infer whether it's the kana or kanji symbol from the surrounding text. I think katakana symbols rarely sits alone on its own because we would find them in a bunch of at least 2 characters in a ...


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As I was randomly browsing through Remembering the Kanji Volume 3, I found what I was looking for. The kana in this book are set in a font in which the height difference between smaller kana like ロ or ハ and larger kana like イ or さ is more accentuated. Additionally, in katakana, there seems to be a baseline and median line running through the characters such ...


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In the case of a kanji and kana that are similar as in your examples (ロ、カ、ニ、エ、タ、ト、ハ), the kanji of the pair is slightly bigger, almost as if it's been zoomed in on a little bit. Depending on your font, you can even see this when placed side-by-side. However, I personally think え and 之 are different enough that you should easily be able to distinguish them. ...


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re: カ (katakana) and 力 (kanji) Well, I can normally distinguish them quite well. Now, that is. When you draw an imaginary basic bottom line to the kana per line, the chikara kanji normally looks a bit as if it is too far below, by fractions of an inch; whilst the katakana ka does not cross that line by any means. Hmm, do I have some back up? Yes I do. I had ...


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Are these simplified Chinese versions of the kanji sometimes used in place of the Japanese version? The answer is yes, if the Chinese simplification coincides with the simplification used in Japan. These simplifications have existed long before the writing reform in the 1960s and so it is only natural that there would be some overlap. These 略字 are ...


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As I've explained when teaching, each language's quirks add value to it or else they wouldn't be retained. If you embrace the differences by learning Kana quickly and then not being afraid of Kanji thereafter, it will come fairly easily with practice. If you view kanji as a monolithic set of thousands of symbols with nothing in common with each other, ...


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Either is fine, but in case of writing with pencils, these are mostly separated (also separated for sa and ki). Those connections respect the traditional writing style by fude (brushes), such like shodo, and you don't need to care about it (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_calligraphy)


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In usual handwriting, kana often turn out smaller than full-fledged kanji, especially kanji with many strokes. (Though practising writing both kanji and kana the same size is probably an important step towards achieving a nice balance between kanji and kana size.) Some fonts have comparatively small katakana, which I find very easy to read. This is from ...


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This probably varies from person to person, at least a little bit, but generally each character should be approximately the same size as any others (i.e. full-width). If you don't, especially with katakana (which are formed from pieces of kanji), you can end up with situations where you cannot tell whether something is kana or kanji. For example メリ vs ...


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Part of the reason why kanji are often written larger than kana is because it improves their legibility due to their more complex nature. As a matter of what is considered standard, all characters in Japanese are intended to occupy a box of a set, uniform size. That said, kana have a bit more room for variation when you get into handwriting, especially if ...


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Here's what I see: (A)箱根の山は → OK (B)天下の岐 → 天下の𡸴 (C)・谷間ヲ・ならず → [函谷]{かん・こく}[関]{かん}も?ならず (D)万丈の山干・の谷 → 万丈の山干(looks like ⺅+刃)の谷 (E)前に・びえ → 前にそびえ (F)雲りえに友ら → しりえに友? ??? (G)雲は山・めぐり → 雲は山をめぐり (H)霧は谷そとざす → OK (I)昼なそ暗さ → 昼なを暗き (J)杉の並木 → OK (K)着物の小径は → [羊腸]{よう・ちょう}の小径は (L)莟・らか → 莟[滑]{な}らか (M)一天関に当るや → 一夫関に当るや (N)万天ヲ・くな・ → 万夫も開くなし (O)天下に・する → 天下に[旅]{たび}する (P)剛毅のヲののふ ...


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if you want good handwriting, you need to learn to write with a brush. (and when you buy one, don't make the mistake i made and go for the biggest one. choose one that's as long, small-circumfrence, and thin as possible. 10 dollars, or five pounds, is a good price to pay. there's no need to pay for ink or paper at this stage. black watercolor on white ...


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Both are used and equally accepted. I suggest you learn to write both so that you can understand what someone is writing and recognize that it is that character and not some other character you didn't learn. (ie. ゐゑ, is that just the full stroke of め?!?) If you do decide to use the disjointed form (maybe the most common) you still want to know the full ...



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