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A Gray Phantom
2007-07-26, 05:57 PM
I googled for an English to Japanese dictionary, and picked the first one I could find. Unfortunately, the word I wanted translated had ten different equivalents :smalleek:.

The word I want translated is shadow (as in the one connected to your feet).

I also want to know what online dictionary you rely on.

Thank you. :miko:

Sean92k
2007-07-26, 06:00 PM
Well, Im in the process of learning japanese so I could suggest
learn-japanese.info
Search about, you might find shadow. As for a translator, I couldn't find a good one and after w while gave up.

I think shadow is 'Kage'

bosssmiley
2007-07-26, 06:02 PM
{edit: ninja'ed, perhaps fitting really...}

Kage

Google search: Shadow +japanese
Results 1 - 10 of about 2,520,000 for Shadow +japanese. (0.09 seconds)

1st result http://japanese.about.com/bl50kanji5_kage.htm also gives the Kanji.

SDF
2007-07-26, 06:02 PM
If you really want to use it a lot I would suggest the bonjinsha/oxford hard cover. I like mine pretty well.

A Gray Phantom
2007-07-26, 06:14 PM
Thanks all! Kage it is. I'll look into those dictionary's.

Reinboom
2007-07-26, 08:13 PM
http://www.jisho.org/

nijineko
2007-07-26, 09:09 PM
i speak fluent japanese. i'll be glad to help where i can. just ask! ^^

AslanCross
2007-07-27, 08:33 AM
Online:
http://kanjidict.stc.cx
This translates phrases and words back and forth between English and Nihongo. It also links to an actual kanji dictionary.

If you want a book:
Spahn & Hadamitzky's Learner's Kanji Dictionary (http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/guest/cgi-bin/bookseaohb.cgi?ISBN=080483556X&AREA=04)
This is all kanji, but it has numerous entries for kanji phrases that represent more complex words as well.

haibuihoang
2013-10-30, 09:59 AM
I googled for an English to Japanese dictionary, and picked the first one I could find. Unfortunately, the word I wanted translated had ten different equivalents :smalleek:.

The word I want translated is shadow (as in the one connected to your feet).

I also want to know what online dictionary you rely on.

Thank you. :miko:

My favorite is http://www.romajidesu.com/

By the way, shadow indead has many meaning in Japanese.

http://www.romajidesu.com/dictionary/meaning-of-shadow.html

But I think the most popular is 'kage' (影), I can tell because it has some sample sentences and many senses.

danzibr
2013-10-30, 10:07 AM
http://www.jisho.org/
This is what I suggest.

i speak fluent japanese. i'll be glad to help where i can. just ask! ^^
I'm proud to know your name means rainbow cat!

I studied Japanese for 8 semesters (and I still study ever day). I'm not fluent by any means, but... I may come in handy.

factotum
2013-10-30, 11:39 AM
Can't help but feel that Gray Phantom probably either got the answer he needed when he posted this thread *six years ago* or has given up in disgust long since...

Ashtagon
2013-10-30, 03:32 PM
http://rut.org/cgi-bin/j-e/dict is my favourite online dictionary. It uses the "edict" dictionary database file. (mirror sites: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C)

But yeah, it's "kage". Knew it without looking it up.

otakuryoga
2013-10-31, 06:06 PM
Can't help but feel that Gray Phantom probably either got the answer he needed when he posted this thread *six years ago* or has given up in disgust long since...

i wonder if this is a forum record for thread necromancy?