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? Dec 31, 2013 at 22:32
  • You put it in curly braces after the kanji, like this: {しんせつ} Dec 31, 2013 at 22:34
  • @HatoruHansou I assume it's a misprint. (Even good books probably have one or two mistakes here or there.)
    – user1478
    Dec 31, 2013 at 22:50
  • Now I'm sure it is. Dec 31, 2013 at 23:01

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