Kanji wear it, redux
April 5, 2014 6:45 PM   Subscribe

Same question as last time - what do these letters say? The blood and skulls make it school unfriendly, but I'd like to know what the kids are parading around saying ...
posted by tilde to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
貴: precious, valued
忠: loyalty, fidelity

I'm not sure if this is a word in Japanese or just two kanji (or hanzi) stuck together.
posted by clearlydemon at 7:25 PM on April 5, 2014

Many thanks!
posted by tilde at 7:27 PM on April 5, 2014

Also, seems to be a given name in Japanese.
posted by Gotanda at 7:42 PM on April 5, 2014

In Japanese it could be a name as Gotanda says (Takashi Tadashi, or Taka Tadashi, or various other readings). Second character can also be chuu (kiss). Definitely pops up in names a lot based on some searches.

In Chinese, Google Translate gives me "the loyalty" or separately, "expensive" and "loyal". Since there are no kana in the picture, I don't know any way to tell if this is Chinese or Japanese unless you have additional info (but maybe there are subtleties a native speaker would recognize).
posted by wildcrdj at 1:01 PM on April 6, 2014

Sourced from a jumble sale.
posted by tilde at 11:03 AM on April 7, 2014

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