Home
Back

Dear visitor, if you know the answer to this question, please post it. Thank you!

Note that this thread has not been updated in a long time, and its content might not be up-to-date anymore.

Jesus in kanji 2020/10/14 10:31
How do you write "Jesus" in kanji?
by Reann (guest)  

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/14 10:45
Not the first name Jesus, but Jesus as in the religious/historical figure? in kanji you would write , but honestly it's much more common to just write LXg.
by LIZ (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/14 15:25
Kanji is not commonly used to write Jesus Christ, but you can.
Jesus is CGX in Katakana, h in Kanji.
Christ is LXg in Katakana, in Kanji.

Kanji version is how they are written in Chinese.
by Kamahen (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/14 17:53
How do you write "Jesus" in kanji?

Jesus is written in kanji 'h'.
In Japanese, this word is prounounced \.
It comes from Chinese pronunciation of these two kanjis: Yesu.
Japanese pronunciation (on-yomi) of these is eYasof, so it is written now in katakana e\f.
(I must add that \ is not in an ordinary use of Japanese today, with exception of using it with a little scornful connotation.)

means English Christ, but English has nothing to do with this (English speaking people appeared in Japanese history in the late first half of the 19th century). It, in this case also, came from Chinese transcription of (Spanish, Portuguese word) Cristo. It is written and pronounced properly z Jilisidu in Chinese, and LXg in Japanese pronunciation, and as you can easily see, jidu, is nothing but the shortened form of z. Properly, the pronunciation of in Japanese must be LgN in eon-yomif, but, even if itfs the shortend form, it has been pronounced in Japanese like its full form.

An additional knowledge: in Edo period, when the Christianity was a prohibited religion, the word gxO(or ؎xO, or ... ), LV^ was widely and commonly used to mean the religion itself and its believers. This word is a Japanese transcription in kanjis of a Portuguese word Cristão, or its ancient form Christan.
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/15 18:12
Note that all posters have been commenting on the religious figure, and not the modern male name commonly used in many countries especially Latin ones. By the way, LXg is how modern Japanese people write "Christ", not "Jesus" (which is written differently in kana depending on the sect).
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/16 16:22
Uco-san
How ridiculous I might be (ha, hac)! if it is the question about a male first name, according to you, popular in English, probably among Americans of Hispanic origin, I guess. But, I didnft know Jesus was such a popular modern male name. I never know the intention of the original poster. This poster wonft respond to the answers, like many other posters,
AS ALWAYSc
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/16 16:24
Uco-san
How ridiculous I might be (ha, hac)! if it is the question about a male first name, according to you, popular in English, probably among Americans of Hispanic origin, I guess. But, I didnft know Jesus was such a popular modern male name. I never know the intention of the original poster. This poster wonft respond to the answers, like many other posters,
AS ALWAYSc
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/17 00:24
Just to clarify, I've never heard of an American named Jesus, but I know a Spanish person by the name. The name is not uncommon in Spain, and it's pronounced like wXX.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/17 16:19
Jesús indeed is a very popular name in Spanish speaking countries, like @Uco said.

Actually even for women as gMaría Jesúsh (apparently about 6% of the female population in Spain has this name!) or for men either as gJesús g or gJesús Maríah

As the OP never came back, we wonft know if she/he was inquiring about the religious figure or about a first name.
by LikeBike rate this post as useful

Re: Jesus in kanji 2020/10/20 03:51
And while this is getting OT...

Yes, there are plenty of Americans names Jesus, usually of hispanic background.

https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/babyname.cgi

It peaked around 2001, when it was the 66th most popular boy's name in the US. It's still in the top 100 boy's names in CA and TX.

by rkold rate this post as useful

reply to this thread