Question Is this a valid kanji combination?

Discussion in 'Translations' started by 千ぜロ, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. 千ぜロ

    千ぜロ Kouhai

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    Hi,
    I was trying to use kanji to write the name Kevin. I found 袈便. Would that be a valid way of writing the name Kevin?
    Also, Google translate says that the above means honesty, but I have not been able to corroborate this on websites like Jisho. Does it really mean honesty?
    Thanks
     
  2. Julie.chan

    Julie.chan 後輩

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    The normal way to write the name "Kevin", and any other foreign name, is with katakana: ケヴィン or ケビン. "袈便" isn't a word or a name. It means nothing (in Japanese, at least).

    I assume you were planning on getting a tattoo? At least, that's usually what people asking these sorts of questions are after.
     
  3. 千ぜロ

    千ぜロ Kouhai

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    Thank you, this was very helpful.
    I can imagine that most people would ask this for tattoos :emoji_smile:. Not in my case though, I just wanted a nice way to write my name (when communicating via text in Japanese) that was a bit more meaningful than straight up katakana. I'll stick to katakana though :emoji_wink:.

    PS: I wonder how many people are walking around with meaningless tattoos because of google translate XD.
     
  4. Julie.chan

    Julie.chan 後輩

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    I don't know about Google Translate, but the nonsense Chinese and/or kanji tattoos are numerous.

    Worthwhile read if you want a laugh: Im sorry but I want to make sure | Japan Forum
     
  5. 千ぜロ

    千ぜロ Kouhai

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    Hahahahahah, thanks for that. It was an amazing read!
     
  6. Toritoribe

    Toritoribe 禁漁期
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    How about 華敏?

    華 would be the best for "ke", but note that the most common reading of 華 is "ka".
    華 - Wiktionary

    Kanji "bin" that has a positive nuance is not so many. 敏 would be most appropriate.
    敏 - Wiktionary
     

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