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Akari

Postby marce » Mon 08.10.2009 1:04 pm

Hey, how are you?

Could you please help me transalte this word into Spanish or English. And also, would you show me how to write it in Japanesse?

Thank you very much!
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Re: Akari

Postby NileCat » Mon 08.10.2009 1:38 pm

It is 明かりor 灯り, あかりin hiragana, maybe.
Means 'light'.

If you provide me the context, I could give you more proper answer.
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Re: Akari

Postby marce » Mon 08.10.2009 4:30 pm

Hi NileCat:

Thanks for your message! :P

Well, a friend of mine wants to name her daughter Akari. So he wants to know the meaning of that word and also if it has some history or any special remark. And I would love to learn how to write Akari in Japanese. :oops:

Thanks!
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Re: Akari

Postby astaroth » Mon 08.10.2009 4:39 pm

marce wrote:Well, a friend of mine wants to name her daughter Akari.

I hope "acari" (which is pronounced the same as Japanese akari) is not "dust mites" in Spanish (though it is in Italian) ...
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Re: Akari

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 08.10.2009 5:05 pm

As NileCat wrote akari has to do with light or brightness. I can't tell you what it means in Spanish, although since you speak Spanish, I hope you can translate it from English to Spanish.
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Re: Akari

Postby astaroth » Mon 08.10.2009 5:11 pm

actually I looked on Wikipedia and dust mite in Spanish is àcaro (àcaros, pl.) ... so I don't know how appropriate might be for a baby in a Spanish speaking country ... :roll: (I'm saying this completely without sarcasm as your friend might not have seen the connection akari → àcaros → àcaro ...)
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Re: Akari

Postby NileCat » Mon 08.10.2009 5:13 pm

Fmm... I have no idea about the pronunciation. And I don't speak Spanish...
I'll explain just about the general thought in Japan.

Akari is one of the popular names in Japan.
We have only few Kanji characters for the name, like 明里 or 安可里
But the most preferable writing would be " あかり" in all hiragana.
At least here in Japan. Of course it's only my personal opinion, though.

In Japan, parents usually name their children with some wish.
In that sense, Akari means,
Wish she be like a warm light in the dark.
or Bright and cheerful like a sun light.
or Like a beacon who can lead other people into light.
or ...You can make any story as you like.

Well, something like that.
Hope it helps.
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Re: Akari

Postby marce » Tue 08.11.2009 10:49 am

Thanks to all of you who have tried to help me find the meaning of Akari (japanese word).

NileCat, thank you very much for your complete explanation, you made yourself clear, it is a great work. My friend will be really happy with this information you have given me!

I greatly appreciate it!

Best regards,

Marcela :D
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