皇 Japanese Kanji Map

http://www.rikai.com/perl/KanjiMap.pl?

This is a really fun website I found. It can translate Chinese characters into their Japanese hiragana and katakana equivalents. Fun for anyone with an interest in Chinese and Japanese character equivalents.

I have quite an unusual Chinese name (thanks Dad) with characters which even my Chinese teachers in school could not recognise.

Someone online mentioned that he thinks all Chinese characters can be read in Japanese. I said I was doubtful of it, as I had such obscure characters for my Chinese name that even my Chinese school teachers did not know at first.

After some searching and trawling online though, I found this site which actually does just that – provide the Japanese equivalents of Chinese characters. If it could do that for my name, I’m pretty sure it’d work for most Chinese characters people encounter!

If you use this site, you would need to be able to input in Chinese characters, and be able to pronounce Japanese hiragana and katakana characters.

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