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From a basic Japanese book I'm reading, I found that word in a vocabulary table. Now I'm having problems finding that word using Google, jisho.org, etc. I can find 大切な (taisetsuna) and that kanji sequence Is what I get if I type the romaji in Windows or Linux, but I don't see the other word as an option.

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The word in the title of your question is not 大切{たいせつ}, it is 親切{しんせつ}.

If you look 親切 up in jisho.org, you should discover that: 親切 on jisho.org

  • Then what is wrong is the romaji for the word in the vocabulary table of my book. It says TAISETSU-NA when they should said SHINSETSU-NA. As the meaning of the word 親切 at jisho.org matches the one of the book. Only the romaji differs. How do you put the furigana above your kanji? – Hatoru Hansou Dec 31 '13 at 22:32
  • You put it in curly braces after the kanji, like this: {しんせつ} – Darius Jahandarie Dec 31 '13 at 22:34
  • @HatoruHansou I assume it's a misprint. (Even good books probably have one or two mistakes here or there.) – snailboat Dec 31 '13 at 22:50
  • Now I'm sure it is. – Hatoru Hansou Dec 31 '13 at 23:01

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