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List of Japanese Words - E

Japanese calligraphy of words and sayings make beautiful works of art. Whether art suitable for framing for your home or office - or more personally artwork on your body  - we have thousands of designs personally created by Master Takase and each meticulously translated and documented. We give you all the information so you can easily verify the translations for yourself so you can be as happy with the translation as you are with the beautiful art.

This is a list of common Japanese words and phrases  - many of which are used in this website. Most of these Japanese words are available as hand-brushed Japanese Calligraphy Designs suitable for tattoos, craft, and commercial use. Each design was hand-lettered by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase and professionally scanned and documented. Links to independent sources, including Japanese/English dictionaries, are given so you can be absolutely sure the translations are correct. To see the complete catalog of Japanese Words visit our on-line catalog at StockKanji - Catalog of Japanese Words.

Japanese Kanji Symbols You Can Trust - Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase has been creating custom designs for over fifteen years with thousands upon thousands of satisfied customers. You have probably even seen Master Takase's work in movies, on TV, or in print or even on a favorite product. Now you can have beautiful Japanese Calligraphy as a part of your own personal expression whether it be for art, body art, crafts or for commercial use.

To begin, select the first letter of the Japanese word or phrase:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, PQ, R, S, T, UV, W-Z

English Word Japanese Kanji Japanese Word
Each Moment Only Once Japanese for Each Moment Only Once (ichigoichie) ichigoichie
Eagle Japanese for Eagle (washi) washi
Earth Japanese for Earth (chikyuu) chikyuu
Earthquakes, Thunderbolts, Fires, Fathers Japanese for Earthquakes, Thunderbolts, Fires, Fathers (jishin kaminari kaji oyaji) jishin kaminari kaji oyaji
Easygoing Japanese for Easygoing (kiraku) kiraku
Ebony Japanese for Ebony (kokutan) kokutan
Ecstacy Japanese for Ecstacy (koukotsu) koukotsu
Education Japanese for Education (kyouiku) kyouiku
Effort Japanese for Effort (doryoku) doryoku
Elegant Japanese for Elegant (yuuga) yuuga
Elephant Japanese for Elephant (zou) zou
England Japanese for England (eikoku) eikoku
Enlightenment Japanese for Enlightenment (satori) satori
Enthusiasm Japanese for Enthusiasm (nesshin) nesshin
Eruption Japanese for Eruption (funka) funka
Eternal Love Japanese for Eternal Love (eiai) eiai
Eternity Japanese for Eternity (eien) eien
Eternity Japanese for Eternity (ei) ei
Even dust if piled can become a mountain Japanese for Even dust if piled can become a mountain (chiri wo tsumoreba yama to naru) chiri wo tsumoreba yama to naru
Even Monkeys Fall Out Of Trees Japanese for Even Monkeys Fall Out Of Trees (saru mo ki kara ochiru) saru mo ki kara ochiru
Everyday is a good day Japanese for Everyday is a good day (nichinichi kore koujitsu) nichinichi kore koujitsu
Evil Genius Japanese for Evil Genius (akusai) akusai
Evil Spirit Japanese for Evil Spirit (akurei) akurei
Evolution Japanese for Evolution (shinka) shinka
Excellent Luck Japanese for Excellent Luck (daikichi) daikichi
Explorer Japanese for Explorer (tankenka) tankenka
Explosion Japanese for Explosion (bakuhatsu) bakuhatsu
Extreme Japanese for Extreme (kyuukyoku) kyuukyoku

Notes:

(1) Indicates a word created for its meaning. These will not be found in the dictionary but intended for use a literal translations of names and used in Names in Japanese.

(2) The kanji for some common Japanese words are strange. These exceptions are now often written in katakana rather than in kanji. For example, Fern is shida which has the kanji which literally reads "sheep teeth". Dolphin is another example which is iruka and has the kanji which literally reads as "ocean pig".  

(3) Indicates a Japanese name.

Select the first letter of the name:
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Recommended Books/CD:

Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 - 6 by Eri Takase

Learn Japanese Calligraphy by Eri Takase is a unique Japanese Calligraphy course on CD-ROM. With these CD's you can learn Japanese Calligraphy by actually seeing the characters being brushed by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. Japanese Calligraphy is all about movement and you simply cannot learn the proper movement from a book. These CD lessons actually shows videos of Master Takase brushing the characters - and you can learn proper technique by seeing it over and over again. We also show videos of common student errors and how to correct them. Along with the videos are samples with stroke order that can be printed as well as detailed step by step instructions. Learn Japanese Calligraphy is a great learning tool by itself or to complement your current studies.

The first CD includes topics on tool selection, posture, how to hold the brush as well as the basic strokes of the block font. Each lesson covers the stroke order with examples that can be printed. Combined with our Japanese Calligraphy Sets you will have all you need to begin your study of Japanese Calligraphy.

Or order directly from us and save at Shodokai - Learn Japanese Calligraphy with the first CD at $15.95 - you save over six dollars!
 

Japanese Kanji & Kana Revised Edition: A Guide to the Japanese Writing System (Tuttle Language Library) by Wolfgang Hadamitzky and Mark Spahn

This is an excellent reference and is perfect for learning the stroke order of kana and kanji.

This book shows all modern kanji along with the stroke order and direction. This is the perfect companion for the serious student.

The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary by John H. Haig, Andrew N. Nelson

For more advanced needs this is the best English Language Japanese-English kanji dictionary you can buy.


References:

カタカナから引く外国人名綴り方字典 (Guide to Spellings of Foreigner's Names in Kana Orders) - Find the original non-Japanese name given the Japanese translation.

United States Census - 1990 - The top 2400 male and female names from this US government publication are covered in our list.

BabyNamer - Produced by Oxygen Media this is a good source for the meaning of names.

The Etymology of First Names - This site is our second choice when researching the meaning and pronunciations of given names.

StockKanji - Names in Japanese Calligraphy Over 9000 names translated to Japanese. This is a searchable site giving much more information about each name than we show here. Many names also have original, hand-lettered designs for personal use like a tattoo and for professional use such as for wedding invitations or as part of a logo design.

Jeffrey's Japanese<->English Dictionary Server - An on-line dictionary that does not require Japanese fonts. This dictionary is terse so it is easy to misinterpret. Its value for name translations is limited as it does not give the pronunciation.

Goo Jiten - A good on-line English/Japanese dictionary. Japanese fonts are required.



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