Write Your Name in Japanese!
Hello friends, I am currently in music class, or おん学！（＾Ｏ＾)♪
Today I will teach you how to write your name in Japanese! Now, first of all, I want to make something clear. I have taught you about the hiragana alphabet already, but to spell your name (unless it is a Japanese name) you will have to use the katakana alphabet.
Katakana is used to spell out foreign words like ハンバーガー (hamburger/hanbaagaa) and クッキー (cookie/kukkii) (side note I’m sooo hungry). These words are spelt out in katakana because the words didn’t originate in Japan.
Just like your name! My name is Alisa (pronounced Alissa but with one ‘S’), so in Japanese it would be アリサ (Alisa/Arisa). Here’s a fun fact I learnt recently: Arisa is a Japanese name. MY NAME IS JAPANESE. But, since I’m not from Japan, I think it’s fair that I spell it in katakana.
As you can see from the way my name is spelt, the ‘li’ in ‘Alisa’ is changed to a ‘ri’. This goes for any name with an L sound, like Leah would be ‘リア’ (Ria).
Now, in order to write your own name, you have to find all of the characters in it (sucks if you have a long name, but be patient!).
The characters in red are katakana, and the characters in blue are hiragana. There are even little words in the corner that match what the picture is! Like in the one with a cat on it. It has ネ and ね, and the word in the corner says ‘ねこ’ the word for cat!
I hope that you can work out how to spell your name and write it in Japanese! If you can’t, just leave your name in the comments and I can do it fo you. Or, you could use Google Translate (^ _ ^)/ Byeee