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 10.03.2013 4:50pm
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shadowphoenix
It all ends with beginnings...





I need help with these four symbols. I am relatively sure I know what they mean, but I would like a second or third or fourth opinion. They are from the cover of a book I was writing some 10+ years ago. Now I have decided I am going to finish writing it and I want to make sure 1) they are correct and 2) that I remember what they are.

I know with the vast knowledge of all things Japanese here, someone can help me out.




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 10.04.2013 11:28am


Murasame
HALE YEAH



I don't have vast knowledge, but the ones in the right column are recognisable even to my unpractised eyes, meaning love / affection(愛)and death(死). The others are less recongisable, though(生) is often used in a verb that means to live or to be born. Literally, I couldn't tell you what it means, but I think it's a little more euphemistic than simply birth, since it can be used, on its own, to denote freshness, or rawness. Finally, we have(敢) which is the least common kanji you have. As far as I can tell, it means daring, but not in the way that we would use daring in English, because it can also be used to denote frailness. It doesn't appear as a word on its own, which is something that all the other kanji do do.




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 10.04.2013 11:35am


Free Spirit
Zetta Member



Yeah, basically they mean "Life", "Love", "Courage", "Death".




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 10.04.2013 1:25pm


Kal
yes



Don't get it tattooed.




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 10.04.2013 2:26pm
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shadowphoenix
It all ends with beginnings...



Thanks guys, it's that third kanji I was the most unsure about. I thought/was told it meant tragedy.




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 10.04.2013 9:00pm


Free Spirit
Zetta Member



"敢え無い" means tragic, so yes, the kanji is part of the meaning for the idea of something tragic, but only when combined with the kanji for nothingness or negativity, 無.




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 10.04.2013 10:11pm


Zubis
Registered Member



Kal said:

Don't get it tattooed.

Thiiiiis.




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