The Japanese write foreign words phonetically, so it is not always possible to say how a name should be written in Japanese without further information. For example, the last two letters of Andrea can be pronounced like ier in the word barr ier, or like ayer in the word l ayer.
An important form of Japanese courtesy is knowing how to refer to people. When meeting people in Japan, be sure to use the appropriate formal title. San is the most commonly used respectful title placed someone’s first or last name, regardless of their gender or marital status.
Japanese people use Katakana to write English names. To write your English name in the Japanese alphabet, first you need to know the basics of Katakana. The easiest way is to find a Katakana letter that corresponds to the pronunciation of your Japanese name.Translate your name with our Japanese Name Translator (above). Alternatively select kanji from our popular kanji list or four kanji idiom list.Then create an image to design your own Japanese T-shirt or other customizable product.The Japanese alphabet is usually referred to as kana, specifically hiragana and katakana. While the Hiragana consists of 48 syllables, it is a phonetic alphabet where each alphabetic combination represents just a single sound. Thus any Japanese word can be written in a way that can be read without having to remember how the word is pronounced.
The Japanese numerals are the number names used in Japanese.In writing, they are the same as the Chinese numerals, and the grouping of large numbers follows the Chinese tradition of grouping by 10,000. Two pronunciations are used: the Sino-Japanese (on'yomi) readings of the Chinese characters and the Japanese yamato kotoba (native words, kun'yomi readings).Read More
Romaji: the Roman alphabet used to write words as they sound in Japanese. Translating names into Japanese. Foreign names are normally transliterated into Japanese using the katakana writing system. However, kanji are likely to be considered more interesting and attractive by Westerners for name translation because of their beauty and meanings.Read More
Most often it's the young people who write this way. Though, some older people still prefer to write vertically citing that it looks more formal. Most general books are set in vertical text since most Japanese readers can comprehend the written language either way. But horizontal written Japanese is the more common style in the modern era.Read More
Keep in mind that many of these cool Japanese words are only used in informal situations with people you’re close to. This would be family, friends of the same age, and sometimes coworkers at the same level of seniority. You wouldn’t use these cool Japanese words with strangers, your boss, or anyone with senpai-status or higher seniority.Read More
This Japanese Keyboard enables you to easily type Japanese online without installing Japanese keyboard. You can use your computer keyboard or mouse to type Japanese letters (Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana) with this online keyboard. In Kana mode, click or press the Space key to toggle between Hiragana input and Katakana input.Read More
The particular smell of a breeze in late autumn. A deep love for books that dips into the philosophical. Daydreams and nostalgia. Words have the power to evoke all those feelings. And in Japanese, there are words for all the fleeting feelings we described above—and more. If you’re learning Japanese, you probably don’t need to be told that it’s a beautiful language.Read More
These are some common Japanese fruit words that I have collected so far. More words on Japanese fruits will be added in future. And if are looking for more vocabulary on fruits in Japanese and wanting to know how to pronounce them in a correct way, make sure you check out this page for more words on fruits. By the way, this link above is an affiliate link, which means that I would earn a.Read More
A very brief explanation: Most Japanese given names are written in kanji, a script of Chinese origin where each single character stands for a whole word or concept. Most names have two kanji characters, some three, some only one.Read More
During the Heian Period (794-1185), poetry written by aristocratic ladies used kanji (then referred to as Manyogana) to express the Japanese language.Over time, these ladies developed a simpler and more fluid style of writing which became known as onnade (woman's hand) and later as hiragana. This form of writing gained full acceptance in the early 10th century when it was used to write the.Read More
Foreign names in Japanese are usually transliterated into katakana(syllabic phonetic script). Transliteration into katakanais done according to unwritten but fairly clear rules. The main problem in representing foreign words is the fact that Japanese mostly consists of simple, open syllables.Read More