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Shi Rui'en

I'll admit freely that I do not know anything about the Japanese language, but I'd like to start looking at it and I'm curious if my chinese name would translate into Japanese.

施瑞恩

Any advice at all would be helpful.

Moi.

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This sounds very non-Japanese to me, and indeed I think you can adopt a Japanese name, though it's also written in Kanji.

Many Chinese and Koreans living in Japan have both KR/CN and JP names.

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Shi Rui'en

okay, so does that mean I could use my chinese name in japanese? Or would I be better off getting a new name in Japanese based off of my English one? How exactly (well, not exactly :) ) would Ryan Smith translate into Japanese?

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Japanese will pronounce your name in the following way,

lain simisu

then they will translate it into Japanese just according to the pronouncation.

Lain = ラィン

Simisu = シミス

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Just make it simpler, your name in Japanese, should be し ずい おん. (Shi - Zui - On). = 施瑞恩

Another example, 江沢民 (Jiang Zemin) is pronounced as "こう たく みん".

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Or you could try 高橋一郎 (Takahashi Ichiro) and fool the Japanese. But your name as it is in Chinese characters, is very Chinese. Most common Japanese surnames are 2 characters, except 呉. Unfortunately, the Japanese will likely call you blandly: ラィン・スミス (rain sumisu).

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xuechengfeng

ryan :::::::

i'm not sure if you are saying you are interested in learning japanese, but i met a guy through OSU who has a BA in japanese & chinese who teaches japanese on the side, and will be teaching it this summer. from what he says, by the end of his intensive courses, you could test out of last year japanese. i may do it, it's only 200=400 bucks. if ur interested i have his e-mail.

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Shi Rui'en

Yes. If you could give it to me or have him email me I would appreciate it. I won't be in the U.S. this summer because I'm leaving for China in just a little over a month, and I won't be back until early December. However, if everything goes as planned, I'll graduate at the end of winter quarter and have spring quarter off before I started the M. ED program (if I get accepted). So possibly, I could take him up on the offer next spring! I'd be interested in talking to the guy.

Thanks.

Ryan

Edit: Thanks Pazu!

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An advise for you,

Never post your email address on any forum (or if you really have to do it, apply for an email specific for this purpose).

You'll get spammed very sOOn, especially when this forum is getting more popular. Some robots (utilized by Spammers) will automatically retrieve these information for making money...

Be careful!

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I think pazu's advice is right.

I have got 2 accounts of hotmail.com.

And I use one of it often, which is also my MSN account while another is just for private and close friends. The former receives more than 30 spams about casino, sex, cheatings and drugs if I don't use a highly-filtered protection while the latter without any spams.

And welcome to China, Ryan. If you are going to Shanghai, please don't hesitate to tell me when you need help.

Pazu, I noticed that you are talented in language study. Have you learnt some Korean? I am now trying to teach myself Korean.

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