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Name Translations

Susanna35
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Does anyone know where you can find lists, or even books, with translations of names? I know, of course, that names are often left untranslated, and some often cross language lines, but I would like to find out how to find equivalents from one language to another.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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https://www.duolingo.com/Susanna35
Susanna35
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Thanks! I missed seeing your post, of all things, with all the other posts.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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No problem - hope you find it useful.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Edilvers
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This is something interesting. I do not know where to find this kind of stuff. But, what if we, by ourselves, do a little bit translations of names here? A simple example is the name John, which in Russian is Джон, in Spanish is Juan, in German is Johann, and so on.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/notdeadluna
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The Russian form of John is Ivan or Ioann. Джон is just a transliteration of John.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricaHarley

In French it's Jean.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pseudocreobotra

Just that Johann is pretty old-fashioned and I probably know more Johns in Germany than Johanns (at least as living people, not just names in a history book). It's just an abbreviation anyway - the real name is Johannes (and feels actually less old-fashioned).

The Slavic form, Jan, is probably more popular though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hanga22
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In Hungarian it's János (pronounced like 'yaanosh') :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmareloTiago
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In Portuguese John translates as João.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susanna35
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Well, I know "John" in a number of languages; I'm more interested in locating a source, or sources, where I can find a number of names in multiple languages - maybe grouped by language. Oh, and apparently the Hebrew (transliterated of course) for John is Johanan or Jehohanan.

2 years ago
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