How to Write Your Name in Hiragana! 10 Samples!

How to Write Your Name in Hiragana! 10 Samples!

There are three characters used in Japanese. Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. Kanji is the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese writing. In studying Japanese writing, one studies Hiragana first before proceeding to the Katakana (used for borrowed words) and the Kanji. In this article we are going to learn how to express non-Japanese names in the Hiragana character.[Continue Reading…]

10 Common Japanese Surnames!

10 Common Japanese Surnames!

When you are new to any country, it is hard to know if it is the surname or the given name. Especially in a country like Japan where age and social position really matter, it is preferred to address someone with his or her surname. Although we Japanese have one of the biggest variety of surnames in the world, there are a few that you can keep in mind to avoid the confusion. Here is a list of 10 common surnames in Japan.[Continue Reading…]

10 Kanji Samples for “What is my name in Japanese”!

10 Kanji Samples for What is my name in Japanese

If you have learned Japanese, you know that you usually write non-Japanese names in Katakana alphabets. You may wonder, “why can’t I write my name in Kanji like Japanese people?” It is actually possible to write your name in Kanji characters. All you have to do is find Kanji characters that have the same sounds as your name. There are many websites that convert your name to Kanji characters. Usually you can choose from several Kanji characters. Many people choose the Kanji characters with the meaning they like. On the other hand, it is not always recommended to write your name in Kanji, because Japanese people might not know how to read your name when they are not familiar with Kanji you use. Today I will tell you 10 common Western names that can be written in Kanji that Japanese people are able to read.[Continue Reading…]

10 Cool Japanese Names For Boys!

10 Cool Japanese Names For Boys!

What’s your favorite Japanese name? Well, some of you might think that it is hard to pronounce Japanese names since our names often have some sounds that are unique to Japanese language. However, more and more names that are common in other countries have been used in Japan as well. Here I would like to introduce 10 cool Japanese names for boys that can also be used in English.[Continue Reading…]

10 Japanese Common names For Female

10 Japanese Common names For Female

It’s very hard to remember unfamiliar names. Japanese names are very difficult to memorize if you aren’t familiar with them. It’s because they are very different from most Western names. Here, I will tell you 10 Japanese common female names. Like in many countries, there are names that are popular in different generations. I have included some names that are popular in general and other names that are typical for each generation.[Continue Reading…]

8 Hints to tell the gender from Japanese Names

8 Hints to tell the gender from Japanese Names

Although it’s easy to know the gender of a person from his/her name in our native language, it’s hard to tell the gender in another languages. In fact, since Japanese language is very different from most of Western languages, it’s very difficult for you to know if the name is for boys or for girls. I, a Japanese girl who live in a Western country, have often been mistaken for a boy because of my name. [Continue Reading…]