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02:37 Mar 19, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:Simon
I would like to know what my name would look like in Japanese.
(1) サイモン ｏｒ (2) さいもん ｏｒ (3) 才文 saino no sai, Mombusho no mon no mon
Explanation: In Japanese foreigners' names are usually written in a form of phonogram called Katakana(1),very rarely in another form of phonogram, Hiragana(2), and almost never in Kanji(ideograms). I find (1) much too conventional and (2) a bit peculiar. Most interesting and most appropriate for the asker, probably a very competent translator, would be to express his name in Kanji(3). The kanjis I have selected for him are "sai" which means talent" and "mon" which means "writings, literature, education or study". I hope the asker has a Japanese software so that he can see his name in Japanese.