Start Learning Japanese in the next 30 Seconds with
a Free Lifetime Account

Or sign up using Facebook

What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Everything you need to know about the Japanese Language and How to Learn Japanese.

Discuss, ask questions and get answers on the Japanese Language and How to Learn Japanese.

Moderators: Admin Team, Moderator Team

shaunflan_510342
New in Town
Posts: 4
Joined: February 5th, 2016 4:21 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby shaunflan_510342 » March 13th, 2016 1:53 am

:lol: どうもありがとうございました

community.japanese
Expert on Something
Posts: 2704
Joined: November 16th, 2012 5:54 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby community.japanese » March 16th, 2016 7:29 am

Shaun Flanagan san,
Konnichiwa.
I agree with マイケルさん.
ショーン・フラナガン

マイケルさん、
こんにちは。
どうもありがとうございます。
:)
Yuki  由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

Get 55% OFF
fattah3713_510543
New in Town
Posts: 1
Joined: February 18th, 2016 12:04 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby fattah3713_510543 » April 2nd, 2016 2:20 am

Hi,

What's my name in japanese.

Fattah

Thank you in advance

community.japanese
Expert on Something
Posts: 2704
Joined: November 16th, 2012 5:54 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby community.japanese » April 10th, 2016 10:47 pm

Fattah san,
Konnichiwa.
Are you Portuguese?
Your name should be ‘ファタ.’
:)
Yuki  由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

lawanda0811_509868
New in Town
Posts: 1
Joined: January 7th, 2016 3:17 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby lawanda0811_509868 » April 11th, 2016 7:09 am

Lawanda here!

I'm not good with Kanji by a long shot but I figured my name would be spelled ラワンだ in Katakana since my name begins with an L right? RA sounds like LA or DA? How would my name be spelled in Kanji? :kokoro:

sharadanhg
New in Town
Posts: 10
Joined: February 27th, 2016 1:44 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby sharadanhg » April 11th, 2016 4:17 pm

Hello everyone!
I am Sharada from India.
者らだ -- this would be my name in Japanese? (The hiragana for 'sha' got autoconverted to a kanji letter :? )
Is this the right spelling?

ありがとう ございます  :D

しゃらだ (Sharada in Hiragana)

community.japanese
Expert on Something
Posts: 2704
Joined: November 16th, 2012 5:54 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby community.japanese » April 18th, 2016 10:56 am

san,
konnichiwa.
Your name should be ラワンダ in Japanese.
You should not put hiragana and katakana together in your name.

san,
konnichiwa.
Your name should be シャラダ in Japanese.
Katakana is phonetically used for overseas words and doesn’t have meanings.
However, kanji have meanings.
者means ‘person.’
If you want to have kanji for your name, you should choose kanjis which have positive meanings.
How about 沙羅妥?
沙羅means ‘stewartia pseudocamellia’ which is kind of camellia and 妥indicates means ‘peaceful’ and ‘calm.’
:)
Yuki  由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

sharadanhg
New in Town
Posts: 10
Joined: February 27th, 2016 1:44 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby sharadanhg » April 18th, 2016 2:38 pm

こんいちわ 由紀ーさん,

Thanks a lot for converting my name into Kanji and Katakana!
Much appreciated :D

So what I have learnt from your post is that:
1. Avoid using Hiragana for foreign names / words -- instead use Katakana (which does not have any meaning)
2. If one wants to have a Japanese name with meaning, use kanji with the positive meaning ON readings, like what you did with my name.

ありがとう ございます once again for your patience to explain the finer points to Japanese newcomers like me!

沙羅妥

community.japanese
Expert on Something
Posts: 2704
Joined: November 16th, 2012 5:54 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby community.japanese » April 18th, 2016 3:40 pm

沙羅妥 san,
Konnichiwa. :)
Thank you for your reply.
Regarding number 2 you mentioned, it doesn’t have to be on-reading. You can use kun-reading if you want.
Yuki  由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

j.c.s.black_507401
Been Around a Bit
Posts: 49
Joined: August 14th, 2015 1:01 am
Location: †Earth North America Carolina North†
Contact:

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby j.c.s.black_507401 » April 18th, 2016 10:19 pm

smith christopher justin

sumisu kurisutofaa jasutin

:blob:

"been around a bit"

community.japanese
Expert on Something
Posts: 2704
Joined: November 16th, 2012 5:54 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby community.japanese » April 25th, 2016 10:11 am

san,
Konnichiwa. :)
Your name should be スミス クリストファー ジャスティン.
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

Amanda-O
New in Town
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2nd, 2016 8:32 am

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby Amanda-O » May 2nd, 2016 8:49 am

Hi everyone!

What would my name be in Japanese writing?

Amanda

Amanda-O
New in Town
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2nd, 2016 8:32 am

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby Amanda-O » May 2nd, 2016 9:59 pm

Hi everyone!

What would my name be in Japanese writing?

Amanda



Anyone??

Amanda-O
New in Town
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2nd, 2016 8:32 am

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby Amanda-O » May 2nd, 2016 10:11 pm

I've found this translation online, is this correct?

Amanda
亜万多

community.japanese
Expert on Something
Posts: 2704
Joined: November 16th, 2012 5:54 pm

Re: What's my name in Japanese? (make requests here!)

Postby community.japanese » May 5th, 2016 10:57 pm

Amanda-O さん、
Konnichiwa. :)
Basically, names of overseas’ people is written in katakana.
So your name should be アマンダ.
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com


Return to “Learn All About Japanese”