千部

English translation: Chibe

22:32 May 30, 2007
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Japanese term or phrase: 千部
This is a surname... I am guessing it is "Chibe"??
Can anyone confirm, or do you know what the correct reading is? I am having difficulty searching for it because it has a number in it... no relevant hits are coming up.
Thanks!
conejo
United States
Local time: 09:41
English translation:Chibe
Explanation:
Can't confirm 100% (as I guess it's always possible there's more than one reading), but I would agree with you.

I couldn't find 千部 specifically in P.G.O'Neills, but it did have 千子部 as a surname, which it glosses as either Chiikobe, Chiisabe or Chiisakobe (who knew?)

There are a few webcites with Taro Chibe, eg.

となりの801ちゃん: お知らせ告知
チベさん「千部太郎」なんですね。 自分の彼女をさらしもんにしてんだから総受け本位いいじゃないですか(笑). 投稿者: Anonymous | 2007年05月18日 14:41 ...
indigosong.net/2007/05/post_47.html -
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KathyT
Australia
Local time: 02:41
Grading comment
Thanks everybody... I ended up using Chibe cause there was no way to ask.
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Chibe


Explanation:
Can't confirm 100% (as I guess it's always possible there's more than one reading), but I would agree with you.

I couldn't find 千部 specifically in P.G.O'Neills, but it did have 千子部 as a surname, which it glosses as either Chiikobe, Chiisabe or Chiisakobe (who knew?)

There are a few webcites with Taro Chibe, eg.

となりの801ちゃん: お知らせ告知
チベさん「千部太郎」なんですね。 自分の彼女をさらしもんにしてんだから総受け本位いいじゃないですか(笑). 投稿者: Anonymous | 2007年05月18日 14:41 ...
indigosong.net/2007/05/post_47.html -


KathyT
Australia
Local time: 02:41
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 55
Grading comment
Thanks everybody... I ended up using Chibe cause there was no way to ask.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Nobuo Kameyama: 「千部」という姓は初めて目にしました。一般名詞なら「せんぶ」(a thousand copies)で決まりですが、これが姓となると、「千」は「ち」か「せん」、「部」は「ぶ」か「べ」の組み合わせのいずれかでしょうね。もしかしたら、そのまま素直に「せんぶ」と読むのかもしれません…。本当に日本人の姓はさまざまであり、読み方は直接本人に確認しないと正確に分からないことが多いので大変です。以下の旅行記で「千部」が姓であることが分かります。http://k-ryosha.jp/travel/03/970719.htm
33 mins
  -> 仰るとおりだと思います。It's always best to ask the person directly (although not always possible).

agree  Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.): http://www.proz.com/pro/27248
16 hrs
  -> Thank you, Soonthon.
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