I need help with a Japanese sumbol.....plzzzz!

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  1. gonnabeaDO

    gonnabeaDO It don't get no righter!
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    I am working on a painting and I am using a chinese symbol for the word "change". the problem is that a professor showed me the symbol, but when I checked a language translation website, the symbol was a little different, and I don't want to screw up the painting with the wrong symbol. does anybody know the proper symbol?

    thank you,

    GonnabeaDO
     
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    Look up the work "kawaru" or "kaeru", the symbol is the same and it means change. The "ka" is the symbol part, the rest will be written in hiragana.

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    Can your browser read that? If not, you can get some update from Microsoft.
     
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    I think the picture on your post is the painting you are talking about? I think the meaning will be obvious but you do need one more stroke - in the bottom half. See the post above.

    Good luck!

    Also, sometimes, the Chinese symbol is different from the Japanese kanji. So if you asked a Chinese professor, there may be a difference - or he wrote it freehand, which is not necessarily the most proper way of writing it.
     

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