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02:01 Nov 8, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: leanne

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5 +1リーアン -  rii-anAlief Yahya
5namae, o-namae
Jason Gettys
4Namae, shimeiYumio



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Namae, shimei

you use "namae" when you ask or are asked someone's name or things.

for example, "Anata no namae ha nandesuka?"

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リーアン -  rii-an

This is how your name is written and pronounced in Japanese. Hope this helps!

Alief Yahya
Local time: 16:08
Native speaker of: Native in IndonesianIndonesian

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agree  J_R_Tuladhar: If your name is pronounced "leen",then the Japanese pronounciation would be "riin".
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namae, o-namae

When asking someone else's name, it is polite to add an "o" before "namae". In general, it is a good rule of thumb to add the "o" whenever you are asking about someone else's name.

O-namae wa nandesuka?
Imouto-san no o-namae wa nandesuka?

Always leave off the "o" when you are talking about yourself.

Watashi no namae wa Jason desu.

You can also leave off the "o" for other's names when you are talking casually or to yourself.

Kare no namae wa nandakke?
(What was his name again?)
Are, kare no namae wo wasurechatta.
(uh-oh(oh no), I forgot his name.)

Jason Gettys
United States
Local time: 02:08
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