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8th August 2006, 3:34 PM
Does someone know the names of the Japanese Natures?
Like, Modest, Adamant, Brave...?
I need to know.
8th August 2006, 4:05 PM
Do you want the Romanji, the Kata, or the English translation (some of them are different)?
8th August 2006, 4:11 PM
8th August 2006, 6:15 PM
First of all, I haven't transferred any of these over to my english versions to give you their english counterparts...I don't have that kind of time right now. That's why I might give two options because the hiragana is vague as to which one they meant.
EDIT: Edited to add my guess as to which nature it might be in English.
Here they are in no particular order.
むじゃき - mujaki - innocent - naive
おとなしい - otonashii - quiet - quiet
しんちょう - shinchou - prudent - modest
ようき - youki - cheerful (also, possibly, wierd) - jolly
さみしがい - samishigai - lonely - lonely
おだやか - odayaka - calm - calm
おくびょう - okubyou - timid - timid
のうてんき - noutenki - thoughtless, insolent - hardy (this one's a stretch)
おっとり - ottori - gentle - gentle
やんちゃ - yancha - naughty - naughty
ゆうかん - yuukan - worried - quirky
きまぐれ - kimagure - whimsy - rash
ひかえめ - hikaeme - reserved - careful
れいせい - reisei - serene, cool - relaxed
うっかりや - okkariya - careless - lax
すなお - sunao - docile - docile
まじめ - mazime - serious - serious
てれや - tereya - shy - bashful
がんばりや - ganbariya - brave - brave
のんき - nonki - carefree - mild
ずぶとい - zubutoi - bold - bold
わんぱく - wanpaku - naughty - impish
なまいき - namaiki - cheeky - sassy
いじっぱり - izippari - obstinate - adamant
せっかち - sekkachi - hasty - hasty
I hope this is what you wanted.
If anyone thinks of a better translation for some of these, please let me know. I'm only a student of Japanese, not a natural born Japanese person.
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