How many of you OS X users out there know of JEdict? I just stumbled across it a few weeks back. If you need help deciphering various kanji, JEdict is an excellent solution. As Adriaan says, “jedict rocks, yeah.”

JEdict got its first workout today as I attempted to make heads or tails of this for TB. Based on the context of the conversation we were having, TB commenting on how he found Japanese women attractive, I had a general idea of what was printed on the shirt. (Don’t hate me, I am only the messenger.) Anyway, JEdict translated that into “In the midst of Japanese temporary woman collection.” That didn’t look very normal. So, after much skull scratching, I came up with “Now accepting applications, or recruiting, for the position of Japanese Girlfriend”. Which is still pretty rude.


3 Comments so far

  1. claris (unregistered) on November 29th, 2004 @ 9:42 am

    Sadly, a famous item from jlist.com (Fortunately, there’s a “Japanese boyfriend” version too).

  2. D.L.A. (unregistered) on November 29th, 2004 @ 10:01 am

    Well, that makes it fair. Thanks for the info, Claris. BTW, how did you know jlist offered the “Japanese boyfriend” version? Would we, meaning you, happen to own one of those t-shirts?

  3. wm. (unregistered) on November 30th, 2004 @ 3:22 am

    JEDict TOTALLY rocks! No more Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide weighing down my already overloaded bag…it now rests comfortably on my bookshelf for those “special” occasions….JEDict has, so far, done it all.

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