https://www.duolingo.com/GavinSalem

What is your first name in Japanese?

Mine is がゔいん. (Gavin)

September 14, 2018

83 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/EliasOKakos

I want some help! My name is Elias (pronounced like eleas, like the e in the word eel). So I was thinking I would write it in hiragana, like いりあ (without an s sadly, and using ri as li, as it is pronounced somewhat similar). Can anybody help?

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DimmieAnn

I can’t actually help you, because I don’t know the answer, but I wanted to tell you that I watched this anime called ‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ or 魔法使いの嫁 (Maho Tsukai no Yome) (I watched the dub, because my sisser couldn’t follow the sub) and one of the characters is called Elias Ainsworth (he is cool). His name in Japanese is エリアス・エインズワース (Eriasu Einzuwasu). I don’t know if this helps you, but thought you wanted to know this. Last but not least: I recommed the anime (you should know that I’m a girl so I don’t know if you’d like it, I didn’t think it was girly though).

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VoxVoie

Without hearing your name said, I would guess either エリアス or イリアス, whichever sounds closer to you. You typically wouldn't use hiragana to write a foreigner's name. For example, my first name is レン (Ren) in Japanese and not れん or any of the other Kanji that a Japanese person might use to write their name because I am American. Hope this helps!

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991

アンドリューです。よろしくお願いします。

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AStrangeChiald

Closest I can get for my name is ケシャラ, which means Keshara. Wrong spelling, correct pronunciation. But hey, it works...

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/boo913

Very unsure how i would get the norwegian Ø into japanese, since (at least in my ears) they don't have any vowels that even get close to it. As far as i see it, "Bjørn" is a perfect storm of unpronounceable sounds to a japanese speaker, with an unpronounceable vowel, and clustered consonants. Maybe ビュレン, ビウリン, or ブジョン as the closest candidates. I expect I'd go by family name, or my second first name (エリク) more.

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jezt87

My name apparently can be written in two different ways:

ジョナサン or ジョナタン (Jonathan)

But I've been using the second one since I started to study Japanese. I left you lingot. Have a nice day.

September 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FalahMs

Mine is ファラー(falah)

September 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DimmieAnn

My name is Dimmie, but since I’ve just started learning Japanese, I do not know how to write my name in Japanese because I can not fine a character that makes the sound ‘di’.

I do not know if this matters, but if anyone does and/or knows how to write my name in Japanese. I’d love to know.

Also I’m naitive Dutch so correct me if I made any mistakes.

ありがとう

September 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Terumi21

I'm Japanese. Dim-mie san (ディン-ミーさん) or Dimmie san (ディミーさん)? You can type d x i as ディ.

September 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DimmieAnn

Thank you

September 15, 2018

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    Writing non-Japanese names in katakana is done phonteically, or as close as possible, so there are some differences depending on how you say your name.

    If the double M in the middle of your name represents a double M sound, like the m sounds in "hammer" as opposed the m in "ham" in English, then you need to use ン (N) to represent the first M, so:

    デン三 (Dinmi)

    If the final ie is stressed, like the y in "Jimmy" in English, you will want to use ー to indicate a longer vowel sound:

    デ三ー (Dimii)

    And if using a combination of these seems your best option, that's fine too:

    デン三ー (Dinmii)

    September 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle

    DRYJ5:
    I think your name will be written as ディ三, but it's hard to tell without hearing the name.

    CadetheBruce:
    デン三 (Dinmi)
    デ三ー (Dimii)
    デン三ー (Dinmii)

    How come both you and DRYJ5 are writing the "mi" sound using the kanji 三 (which indeed does have "mi" as its kunyomi) rather than the katakana ミ ? :P

    September 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/LaserDuck

    When I typed deximi (just in case you don't know; xi makes the small ぃ) with the Microsoft IME keyboard, that's what I got when I pressed space.

    September 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/LaserDuck

    Anyway, I edited it.

    September 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/testmoogle

    To be fair, I liked ディ三. What I thought was much more strange is how a second person again used the kanji in their comment after you did. ^^

    Back when I used to play Final Fantasy XI, I remember the Japanese players on the servers using the term "D3" as an abbreviation for a technique called "death warp". So I actually thought ディ三 could be a cool nickname way of writing the name, and just tell people it's pronounced "di mi". :P

    September 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DimmieAnn

    Thanks

    September 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/LaserDuck

    First of all, thank you in Japanese is ありがとう, not ありがと. secondly, I think your name will be written as ディミ, but it's hard to tell without hearing the name. You're correct that the sound 'di' doesn't have a character, but you can write 'di' as ディ.

    September 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DimmieAnn

    Why the dislikes? This helped me, because you can learn a lot from your mistakes.

    September 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/LaserDuck

    Damn it, all of the comments I made on this post have a negative amout of likes. I wonder how many dislikes this comment will get.

    September 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DimmieAnn

    Thank you. I’ll correct it, I will not make this mistake again ;)

    September 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/gabrielgmendonca

    It looks like mine is ガブリエル (Gaburieru / Gabriel).

    September 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/somersummer

    My name is Marina マリーナ :)

    September 14, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      ケイティ (Katie)

      September 14, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        カイド (Kaido, from Cade)

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/GaetanoPis4

        I decided to write my name like this がえ楽, even though the right way should be ガエターノ(Gaetano). Well, I think it's funny this way...

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Emulatronic

        ジョヂー

        Jordi

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Terumi21

        I'm Japanese. You may be ジョーディさん.

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Emulatronic

        Thanks!

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Swisidniak

        I'm not entirely sure if it should be simply ニナ or an elongated ニーナ

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/lolmantank

        Mine is ジェームス(James)

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/TaraMoof

        Mine has a Kanji, but it means fish, so im not sure if I should use it or just stick with Katakana >

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/amexxxx

        Hi, 鱈 ;)

        October 12, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

        私の名前はゾーイです。

        In English my name is written as Zoë.

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Fanatos

        My name is Ivan ("i" spells like in "little" ) and katakana variant could be found on some pages as イヴァン (Ivu~an), but I think it is just IME variant and the right variant (which I prefer) will be イワン (Iwan). So call me イワン

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1

        イサク in Japanese. You can see my name in my username.

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/mochiburrito

        僕のエリオットですよ!

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Lolmander2006

        名前はエリヤだ。

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Kelly_Tacker

        ケリー (Kelly)

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/beem496236

        名前はライナルドー (Reinaldo) I think this the best way for a good pronunciation. I could use レ (re) at the beginning but I think that would screw it up.

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/DennisPrne

        my name is デニス (dennis).

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/metke.kaleb24

        私の名前はkalebで、私は日本人が大好きです

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Dita181203

        My name is ぢた (Dita)

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/DavidTabat3

        English version of my name is david,but i am from georgia and my name's short georgian version fits exactly in japanese: dato (დათო) ダト

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Marcin123814

        マーティン -english マルチン -polish :)

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Soma958166

        まれん

        Maren

        Or should I use katakana?

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

        Usually you use Katakana for foreign names, so your name is マレン in Japanese.

        September 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Collingswo

        Mine is フェリペ. (Felipe which is in spanish for philipe).

        September 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Faith91219

        Technically my name is just a noun, so I think 信 would probably be better sounding and looking than the closest katakana approximation, which is フェース

        September 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/George696744

        Mine is ジョージ (George) If I ever visit Japan there is no way in hell I'll introduce myself as ジョージ. It sounds like a name for toddlers :'( George suits me just fine!

        September 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaBowman9

        私の名前はエマです。

        September 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/moonchild_kn

        Mine is クリス! Chris, but pronounced ku-ri-su.

        September 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/QueenArtemis

        My name is Lily someone help plz

        September 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

        Your name in Katakana is リリー(ririi), because there is no pure L sound in Japanese, so “r” is used to represent the sound.

        September 16, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/QueenArtemis

        Thanks! I really like your username too!

        September 18, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/umiriii

        ヘイリーです!よろしくね〜

        September 17, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/wingedcatgirl

        テンペスト or シルビー or ケイトリン

        ... I'm trans and indecisive so I just have three first names now. (Four if you count the cat face emoji, which I use on some discord servers but doesn't exactly translate into kana :v )

        September 17, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Eden-Joy

        エデン

        September 17, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Mythodak

        mine is フランクリン (Franklin)

        September 18, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/AvalenK

        今日は、カレです。よろしくお願いします。

        September 18, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/BreeKD6_37

        Mine would be ブリー

        September 18, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/DanielaCamus

        ダニェラです。よろしく!

        September 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Mokurai

        Mokurai もくらい 黙雷 だまってのかめなり

        私は曹洞禅宗(そうとうぜんしゅう)のぼうずです。 私は日本で1年間修業 (しゅうぎょう/training)しました。

        September 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/RohanBlum

        mine is ro ha n

        September 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/GavinSalem

        ろはん

        September 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws

        I go by my initials so... I don't really know, actually.

        September 20, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/pedroivnf

        こんにちはみんなさんペドロです。

        September 22, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/akoakini

        try 当て字 for kanji

        September 22, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/LexiL.Asbury

        mine is レキシー (lexi)

        September 23, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/RickyC99

        Luckily, my name is already a Japanese name. りきです!

        September 23, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/LexiL.Asbury

        nice!

        September 23, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/SilverPheonix

        My name is Serenity, and it's pronounced "sur-ri-ni-ti". So... (Idk how to change the language, so I can't post hiragana characters) It would be Su-Ri-Ni-Te.

        September 23, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/GavinSalem

        すりにて

        September 25, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/SilverPheonix

        Thx.

        September 25, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/HarshdaCha

        mine is ハルシュダ. it is too long in the Japanese language.

        September 25, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/whochan

        Your name is ギャビン

        October 25, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/LaserDuck

        Mine is confusing. My name is Michael. If you go by the English pronounciation, it'll be マイケル, but I'm Israeli and my name in Hebrew is also written as Michael in English, but is pronounced differently, as mi-kha-e-l. If you do it by the Hebrew name, it'll be ミハエル. However, I'm also called by the name Misha by my friends and Russian speakers (Misha is kind of the Russian version of Michael, and I speak Russian, that's probably why I got this nickname) so that'll be ミーシャ.

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

        Mine is ノア (Noah), and I love how my name just translates into katakana so perfectly. No extra vowels, no extra syllables, no approximations of sounds, just pretty much exactly the same as in English.

        September 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Nicholas906670

        Mine is ニコラス (Nicholas) !

        September 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Rileigh_Art_10

        Mine is ライリー. (Rileigh)

        September 20, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Amelia-san

        Mine is アメリア

        April 7, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/Peter_Duen

        ピーター

        April 16, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/ElysiaJess

        エリシヤ ,Or in english: Elysia and in Romaji: Erishia. Another way would be: エリセア  In Romaji : Erisea

        May 4, 2019
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