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Japanese? Kanji

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by threeputt, May 24, 2010.

  1. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    I'm hoping someone can furnish me some sort of likeness to what the Kanji forms would be for these words: Fish-Live-Here.

    Also the order in which they should be displayed to read in that exact meaning. Top side down, left to right, etc?

    Or direct me to a website that will show me.
     
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  3. Shovelhead

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    Talk to a genuine Japanese person please.
     
  4. joeshaul

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    I imagine it'd be something similar to:
    Sakana-wa kochira desu

    Sakana being "fish", wa implies the subject of the sentence
    Kochira being "this way" (about the closest to "here")
    Desu being "is/are"

    Sentence structure always has the subject at the start, the verb at the end.

    I don't know about the kanji for fish, but here's the hiragana for the sentence. Traditionally japanese read from top right corner to the left, top to bottom. If you have japanese fonts available, below should be a good guestimate. If someone else jumps in that has more exposure to the language, great, most of my japanese is self taught though and I haven't studied for quite awhile (I used to watch anime heavily and would read/study written and oral japanese in my spare time).









     
  5. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    That page won't display for me.
     
  6. threeputt

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    Are there some graphics here I'm not seeing? Also, maybe I'm using the wrong word to describe what I'm seeking. Is hiragana the more correct term for the hand-drawn word forms, rather than kanji?
     
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  8. Techman

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    WRONG!
    you are saying,, "this way to the fish"
    its spelled wrong too.

    Good try though...


    This is it..
    sakana ga kokoni sundeimasu.

    if you want the graphics pm me later.

    Never use a translator.. always use a live person.
     
  9. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Thank you everyone. Techman, PM sent.
     
  10. joeshaul

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    Thanks for the correction, I couldn't think of any words for Live in Japanese, most every reference I could remember involved is/are. Took me quite a brain strain to even come up with that (I did look up the word for fish though, cause I kept coming up with sashimi).

    I never bothered to study about japanese signs, is Ga primarily used over Wa in signage/ads/etc? I seem to recall in conversational, it kind of depended on what's going on as to when to use ga (like for referencing and object that isn't around).
     
  11. CheapVehicleWrap

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    Sorry, I only know 1 Japanese word and it's not too clean. I can count to 10 in Chinese though.
     
  12. Techman

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    ka is usually after a question.

    Nanji deska? = what tiem is it.

    Ari maska = do you have.


    Japanese is very difficult to trans late correctly. It all depends on the context.
     
  13. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

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    +1 for Techman!
     
  14. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Wasn't that in The Godfather? Luca Brasi
     
  16. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    So...Techman. Is that the proper order I would display this message. One is sort of a horizontal layout and the other a vertical layout?
     
  17. Techman

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    yes
     
  18. G-Artist

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    I have got to ask - why didn't the client supply the layout even if you use your own typeface, etc.?
     

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