focus 省 Indy's intense focus on the sandbag and the golden treasure, in the first scene.
correct 正 does Indy use the correct amount of sand? Er, no.
few 少 Just a few more grains of sand would have done it...
hinder 障 Bellock: "Once again Dr. Jones, we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away."
refined 精 Despite being such a scoundrel, Bellock plays himself off as a refined French gentleman throughout the film.
prosperous 昌 Indy isn't very prosperous in the first major scene. (the golden idol gets taken away)
marsh 沼 Marsh makes me think of the tropical jungle in the beginning of the movie.
ford 渉 Indy running/swimming across the ford to the airplane, native arrows whizzing around his head.
imperial edict 詔 The nazis orders to recover the ark at all costs. "Hitler's been collecting religious artifacts, he's nuts on the subject"
badge 章 The scene where the government agents show up in the beginning - flash of their badges
patent 彰 In the scene where the two federal agents display their ignorance on the bible, Indy in turn shows off his patent knowledge of biblical history. (patent in this kanji meaning easily recognizable; obvious)
wee hours 宵 Indy arrives at his ex's hut in Nepal in the wee hours of the night.
extinguish 消 For what it's worth, Marion really should have kept a fire extinguisher in her bar/mountain hut/"sty" (as she calls it).
bake 焼 Marion's cabin gets "baked" (burnt) to smouldering ashes.
wound 傷 the coin wound embedded on the nazi's hand.
accompany 従 "I tell you what, until I get back my 5000 dollars, you're gonna get more than you bargained for. I'm your goddamn partner!!" - Marion
victory 勝 Indiana in one of my favorite, all time scenes of victory: the black swordsman shows up in the street and waves his sword around - Indy just sighs and shoots him.
measuring box 升 Not a box, but a coin, with measurements inscribed on it. (it is for finding a certain box though)
laugh 笑 The scene where Bellock and Marion are drinking, while she wears the white dress. They are laughing hysterically, but suddenly she pulls a knife and makes jokingly threatening face. They just keep laughing!
exhort 奨 I exhorted Indy all throughout the famous helicopter fistfight scene!!
bed 床 A bed-ridden Indy, on the ship, with Marion nursing his wouds.
make a deal 商 Indy, holding a bazooka, threatening to blow up the arc.
shining 昭 The ark shining.
illuminate 照 The ark illuminating.
detailed 詳 The detailed last scene of the movie, with the Ark being put in a warehouse full of identical boxes. Temple of Doom
symptoms 症 The first major scene of the movie. Symptoms of being slipped poison may include intense action scenes...
blue 青 The blue vial of antidote. Or the semi-attractive (but failure of an actress) who is the main heroine of the film's blue eyes.
little 小 Shortround.
appellation 称 Seriously. Indiana and short round. Nice appellation, guys.
elephant 象 Indy, riding an elephant out of the Indian village.
skirt 裳 Who wears a skirt like that in India? Really?
extract 抄 Indy finds an extract that tells of the 5 magic stones in sanskrit... brought to the village by a dying child.
voice 声 "The biggest problem with her is the noise" - says Indy of the annoying blonde. Her voice is pretty irritating.
sex 性 "I'm not that easy you primitive ape!" "I'm not that easy either" "Five minutes! You'll be back here in 5 minutes!" "I'll be asleep in 5 minutes."
nitrate 硝 The inners of the cave/volcano area.
chant 唱 heart-taking-outing-scene.
char 焦 Sacrifice charred in a volcano.
auspicious 祥 All ancient religions have their strange, auspicious ceremonies. This one just happens to resemble the aztecs...
inter- 相 Indy and his shortround's interactions.
manipulate 掌 In order to manipulate Indy, they feed him that evil blood drink. [image: him writhing around on the stone bed surrounded by candles]
cosmetics 粧 How exactly does she manage to keep a fresh plate of make-up on throughout the entire film? (Or the laughable makeup of the cult priests)
collide 衝 The mining cart almost colliding with the wall, as Indy stops it with his shoes.
rise up 昇 Indy can rise up from the bottom of the cut wooden bridge. (the whole final action scene)
above 上 See above.
The Last Crusade
evidence 証 The tablet is seen as evidence that the holy grail really exists!
reparation 償 reparations for finding a 500 year old gold cross? Dinner and champagne. (also a general theme: he is always making mention of his payment for getting artifacts to the museum) seduce 召 Dr. Snyder. Oh yea
beckon 招 See above
bell 鐘 Dr. Snyder, looks a southern-bell for a woman with a thick German accent
pure 清 The pure beauty of an afternoon lunch in Venice, ruined by Dr. Jones and Dr. Snyder crawling up out of the sewer. (outside of the library/church. Everyone in the scene is weairng pure white colors)
acquiesce 承 Indy acquiesces the nazis by handing over the book in exchange for Dr. Snyder's life! BIG MISTAKE!
resemblance 肖 Is there any resemblance between Indy and his father? Really?
leader 将 Indy and his father are constantly bickering over who is the leader!
sparkle 晶 The real holy grail is not one of the many sparkling cups in the last scene. General Indy
attire 装 There are so many scenes to choose from. Any time Indy dons his hat, jacket, whip, any of his classic attire.
life 生 Indy risking his life again and again throughout each film.
star 星 He's the star. He has the luck of the stars to not be dead 100 times over already.
prize 賞 He's always going after some sort of prize.
esteem 尚 You can't help but hold Indy in high esteem; He's a believable yet noble hero, with somewhat flexible morals. (shooting nazis is 100% ok?)
surname 姓 His surname is just fine. Really, there's nothing wrong with Jones. It's the Indiana part that is just plain weird.
politics 政 Nazis.
reef 礁 Surfs up Indy! I imagine him holding a surfboard. Surely I won't forget.
introduce 紹 (don't need a story - 紹介する)
pine tree 松 I imagine Indy and his dad, gathered around a pine tree for Xmas
sue 訟 We oughtta sue Spielburg for Indiana Jones 4. Seriously, f**king aliens??!
This is a spatial memory and movie themed website all about learning the on-yomi (original Chinese-inspired) readings of Japanese characters. For a fuller introduction, please read this post. Please keep in mind you should be familiar with the Remembering the Kanji book series for any of this to make any kind of sense. Thanks.