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Postby Shinigami » Thu 08.23.2007 6:35 pm

Not sure this entirely deserves a new thread - apologies if i'm posting in the wrong place.
I've been wondering for quite some time how you would say my name in Japanese.
My name is Claire, so it's a bit tricky really.
I was thinking something along the lines of カレル, but I'm not sure
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RE: name

Postby richvh » Thu 08.23.2007 6:53 pm

I think クレア would be more typical.
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RE: name

Postby Shinigami » Thu 08.23.2007 7:04 pm

hmmm, ok, thank you
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RE: name

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 08.24.2007 8:41 am

if you have the option, and have a Japanese speaker around. say your name in english, have them repeat it and have them show you how to write that in katakana. baring that, richv's is commonly acceptable.
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RE: name

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Fri 08.24.2007 9:07 am

Another thing you can do is go to Wikipedia and look up the article of an actor/actress who shares your name and then click the 日本語 button to the left and see what the katakana is.
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