2005-10-11

My name in Chinese

I just discovered that Google has added Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean to the Google Translate page. So yes, you can now translate to and from these languages. According to Google, my name in Chinese is:

迈克尔


Another source on the web says it's 米卡尔. Still other sources have translations comprised of as few as two or as many as four characters. I suppose it depends on the pronunciation. Whether any one of them sounds like my name, I don't know.
In other news, 平静 is scheduled for theatreical release in Sweden on 11 November, more than a month after the U.S. premier. The horror!

2 comments:

plain_water said...

迈克尔 is more accurate and sounds nicer than 米卡尔:D

Michael said...

Thanks for letting me know. I think it looks better too, although I don't quite know why I think this. Maybe I'll get a t-shirt made with 迈克尔 written on it. My friend Lisa speaks Chinese. I bet she'd be impressed! :)