Names in Japanese
|English Word||Japanese Kanji||Japanese Word|
|Basho - As the temple bell fades, The ringing lingers in the blossom scent, Evening||kane kiete hana no ka wa tsuku yuube kana|
|Basho - How admirable, to see lightning, and not think life is fleeting||inazuma ni satoranu hito no tattosa yo|
|Basho - In the plum blossom scent, the sun pops out, a mountain path||ume ga ka ni notto hi no deru yamaji kana|
|Basho - Not spilling the glistening dew, the bush clover, undulating||shiratsuyu wo kobusanu hagi no uneri kana|
|Basho - On the back of the mirror, A spring unseen, A flowering plum-tree||hito mo minu haru ya kagami no ura no ume|
|Basho - Shake even the grave, My wailing is the autumn wind||tsuka mo ugoke waga naku koe wa aki no kaze|
|Basho - Taken ill on my travels, My dreams roam over the withered moors||tabi ni yande yume wa kareno wo kake meguru|
|Basho - The old pond, a frog jumps in, the sound of water||furu ike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto|
|Be Not Defeated by the Wind, Be Not Defeated by the Rain||ame ni mo makezu kaze ni mo makezu|
|Be Prepared||sonae yo tsuneni|
|Beauties of Nature||kachoufuugetsu|
|Beautiful Mistakes||utsukushiki ayamachi|
|Believe in God||kami wo shinjiru|
|Believe in Yourself||jibun wo shinjiru|
|Book of Five Rings||gorin no sho|
|Born Free||jiyuu ni umarete|
|Buson - A flash of lightning, The sound of drops, Falling among the bamboos||inazuma ni koboruru ota ya take no tsuyu|
|Buson - An evening orchid, Hidden in its scent, The flower's whiteness||yoru no ran ka ni kakurete ya hana shiroshi|
|Buson - From far and near, Hearing the sounds of waterfalls, Young leaves||ochikochi ni taki no oto kiku wakaba kana|
|Buson - In loneliness, there is joy too, An autumn eve||sabishisa no ureshiku mo ari aki no kure|
|Buson - In the moonlight, the color and scent of the wisteria, seems so far away||tsuki ni tooku oboyuru fuji no iroka kana|
|Buson - In the spring rain, The pond and the river, Have become one||ike to kawa hitotsu ni narinu haru no ame|
|Buson - Plum blossoms everywhere, I should go south, I should go north||ume ochikochi minami subeku kita subeku|
|Buson - The long slow days of spring, piling up, so far away the past||osoki hi no tsumorite tooki mukashi kana|
|Buson - The spring sea, all day ebb and flow, ebb and flow||haru no umi hinemosu notari notari kana|
|Buson - To white plum blossoms, Each night just dawning, Evermore||shiraume ni akuru yo bakari to nari ni keri|
|By Nature, Having Nothing||honrai muichimotsu|
(1) Indicates a word created for its meaning. These will not be found in the dictionary but intended for use a literal translations of names and used in Names in Japanese.
(2) The kanji for some common Japanese words are strange. These exceptions are now often written in katakana rather than in kanji. For example, Fern is shida which has the kanji which literally reads "sheep teeth". Dolphin is another example which is iruka and has the kanji which literally reads as "ocean pig".(3) Indicates a Japanese name.
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Japanese Kanji & Kana Revised Edition: A Guide to the Japanese Writing System (Tuttle Language Library)
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This is an excellent reference and is perfect for learning the stroke order of kana and kanji.
This book shows all modern kanji along with the stroke order and direction. This is the perfect companion for the serious student.
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
by John H. Haig, Andrew N. Nelson
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カタカナから引く外国人名綴り方字典 (Guide to Spellings of Foreigner's Names in Kana
Orders) - Find the original non-Japanese name given the Japanese
BabyNamer - Produced
by Oxygen Media this is a good source for the
meaning of names.
StockKanji - Names in Japanese Calligraphy Over 9000 names translated to Japanese. This is a searchable site giving much more information about each name than we show here. Many names also have original, hand-lettered designs for personal use like a tattoo and for professional use such as for wedding invitations or as part of a logo design.
Jeffrey's Japanese<->English Dictionary Server - An on-line dictionary that does not require Japanese fonts. This dictionary is terse so it is easy to misinterpret. Its value for name translations is limited as it does not give the pronunciation.
Goo Jiten - A good on-line English/Japanese dictionary. Japanese fonts are required.
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