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What is the name 'Diane' when translated from English to Japanese?

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June 23, 2010 8:47PM

Diane (DIE-anne), in Japanese, could be pronounced a number of ways. If one desired to keep the original pronunciation of the name, the spelling would change; in romaji (Roman characters; the Western European alphabet) this would be Daiannu.

If, on the other hand, the person in question wished to preserve the original spelling but pronounce the name following Japanese rules of pronunciation, it would be pronounce dee-a-nay, with all syllables pronounced at the same tone.

ダイアン(Diane)

Diane is well-known western name in Japan and not difficult to pronounce it in Japanese.

Diane sounds like Taian (大安 the good luck day).