jasmine
why do chinese people want american names? i have never met a chinese person who doesnt want an american name and whenever i meet people online who are from china they all put an american name. i think that every culture is equally beautiful and whenever i see this i become sad to think that chinese people do not like their name. please correct me if i am wrong and sorry if i hurt anyone. i am just curious.
Sep 7, 2008 3:04 AM
Answers · 11
It's about pronunciation Jasmine. First of all, it's odd to use a name with tones in English, so usually the tones get butchered already. Then there's a difference in pinyin and pronunciation of English letters. And last but not least it influences the flow of the sentence. Just like it's annoying to use an western name when you speak Chinese.
September 7, 2008
NO,NOT ALWASY,,,, YOU MAY SEE MY NAME.. REALLY IT IS A CHINESE NAME.. I JUST TRANSLATED MY CHINESE PRONUNCIATION INTO ENGLISH
September 13, 2008
do you see my name 半个馒头?? This is my chinese name. and i like it very much. do you like chinese name ? i can build one for you : 贾四妹. if you like. build for you only - 贾四妹
September 8, 2008
If only Americans & Europeans could read Chinese names quite well...I hope more & more people can learn Mandarin Chinese in future.
September 7, 2008
Because Americans or Europeans usually cannot read Chinese names accurately. My English name is Jeffrey.
September 7, 2008
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jasmine
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English, Spanish
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Spanish