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15:02 Mar 30, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: samurai
want kanji
thomas urso
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Summary of answers provided
4Please see reference
Timothy Takemoto
na +1侍 or 士xxxmichiokn
na +1侍、さむらい、サムライSheena Daswani
na +1侍or士
Mariko Kobayashi


  

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10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
侍or士


Explanation:
Either one will do. If you are using the second one, be careful about the length of the two horizontal lines. If the bottom one is longer than the other that will mean "soil" or "ground"

Mariko Kobayashi
Australia
Local time: 13:55
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 22

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Timothy Takemoto: 100%
316 days
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9 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
侍、さむらい、サムライ


Explanation:
Samurai can be written in three different ways. The first one is the kanji, or the Chinese character form used in Japan; the second is the hiragana form, or the alphabet; and the third is the katakana form, which is actually reserved for words derived from a foreign language. Maybe they write it this way as well nowadays because the word 'samurai' is so widely recognized in the West. It was, by the way, in my Oxford dictionary.

Sheena Daswani
Local time: 15:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 3

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Timothy Takemoto: He does ask for the kanji
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3 days 3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
侍 or 士


Explanation:
It used to be pronounced as "sa-bu-ra-i", meaning a person who serves his master (a member of Japanese royal family) near-by.



xxxmichiokn
Local time: 20:55
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Timothy Takemoto: I did not know that
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316 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Please see reference


Explanation:
The answers above are correct.
Perhaps Thomas Urso needed an image.
Please see the reference.



    Reference: http://leuers.tripod.com/prozbm-samurai.bmp
Timothy Takemoto
Local time: 11:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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