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中国公安部が戸籍データに基づき集計した全国「姓」ランキング。1000万人を超える姓は23あり、トップ2の王・李姓は共に1億超。

【中国姓ランキング上位5姓】
①王:1億150万人
②李:1億90万人
③張:9540万人
④劉:7…
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january 2019 by aries1988
What’s in my name: tales that cross continents and generations | Life and style | The Guardian

While I didn’t like the English aspect of my name, I was embarrassed by what that double “e” in Sheela symbolised – my own Indian-ness. I was embarrassed by my parents, our food, our language, cringing at the sound of them speaking Bengali to me in public. But as I grew up I began to shed the layers of stigma. I started hanging out with my Bengali friends in west London pubs. I went to college and studied African and Asian studies in the radicalised environment of Sussex University. I started looking back at the world in which I had grown up through a different lens.

Banerjees – upper-middle-class Bengalis – often became quite close to the British. They did business with them, were educated in their schooling system, and taught to speak English (like my father and my grandfather before him). My grandfather was the manager of a company which supplied porters and teashops to the British-owned railways. He remained a devout Hindu all his life, but the influence of the British filtered down to his son, my father, who grew up dreaming of coming to England.

The most significant aspect of my surname, however, is that in India it identifies where I belong in the Hindu caste system. My grandparents were devout Brahmins – the name Banerjee, along with others such as Mukherjee, Chatterjee and Bhattacharjee, signified that they belonged to the priestly class, the highest tier of the Bengali caste system. Their name and their whole way of life was an embodiment of this.

Even further back in time, being a Banerjee, a Brahmin, means that we must have been Aryan invaders who crossed mountains and rivers in central Asia, fought and pillaged our way through harsh terrain and subjugated the original inhabitants of India – the Dravidians.
india  name  story  uk  british 
july 2018 by aries1988
Tsuyoshi - Wikipedia

Tsuyoshi (つよし, ツヨシ) is a masculine Japanese given name.

Tsuyoshi can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

剛, "sturdy"
豪, "overpowering"
毅, "strong"
力, "power"
剛史, "sturdy, history"
剛志, "sturdy, will"
剛士, "sturdy, gentleman/samurai"
強, « force »
moi  japanese  name 
june 2018 by aries1988
FT correspondent James Crabtree on bringing up a baby in Mumbai

For the next two years I wrote happily about Indian business for the FT while we travelled avidly at weekends, from skiing in the Himalayas to tiger safaris in Madhya Pradesh.

Walking through an Indian airport with my son is perhaps the closest I will come to celebrity, as heads turned to watch the baby, and strangers approached, embarrassed and smiling, asking for selfies.

Back at home, we learnt the benefits of being parents in India, not least the plentiful childcare. There was even the unheard of option of night nurses, women who stay through the night to help look after the baby, allowing parents to rest. We turned that down, thinking we should learn the hard way, perplexing Indian friends. Others seemed confused that we put Alexander to bed at the primly European hour of 7pm, while many Indian babies head off to sleep rather closer to midnight.

It is often said that India is a land of contrasts, but few are more jarring than that between the grim conditions in which many children live and the profoundly child-loving culture in the country as a whole.

I hope Alexander comes to enjoy his secret Indian middle name. And even if he does not, I will remember fondly how he came to have it, and even more so the country that welcomed him into the world.

Charming colonial architecture
story  children  parenting  india  expat  uk  travel  name  tradition  culture 
november 2016 by aries1988
Persian (or Arabian) Gulf Is Caught in the Middle of Regional Rivalries
This may be among the most minor of the disputes, but it speaks to the level of hostility and competition between the two, and is taken quite seriously by many with an interest in the region — including the United States Navy, which, for fear of alienating its regional allies, uses the term Arabian Gulf.

Persian Gulf has been used throughout history, in maps, documents and diplomacy, from the ancient Persians, whose empire dominated the region, to the Greeks and the British.

“It is commonly understood to be a friendly gesture of solidarity and support for our host nation of Bahrain and our other Gulf Cooperation Council partners in the region to use the term they prefer,” Commander Stephens wrote in an email.
geography  geopolitics  middle-east  name  conflict 
january 2016 by aries1988
Name that country: What to call Macedonia?
Alexander was Greek — his tutor was Aristotle the philosopher — and grew up in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, which stretched across the modern border towards Skopje, before setting out on his trail of conquests.

Meanwhile, ethnicity in Macedonia is so mixed it gave the French a word for fruit salad. In the modern republic there are Slavs, who consider themselves ethnically Macedonian and a big Albanian minority, along with smaller groups of Vlachs, Bulgarians, and Roma people.
greek  conflict  history  nation  name 
december 2015 by aries1988
Été indien — Wikipédia
L’été indien ou l’été des Indiens (expression d’origine américaine, en France on parle également d’été de Vireux ou d’été de la Saint-Martin) est une période de temps ensoleillé et radouci, après les premières gelées de l’automne et juste avant l’hiver. Elle se produit en octobre ou au début de novembre dans l’hémisphère nord, et en avril ou au début mai dans l’hémisphère sud. Elle est aléatoire et peut durer de quelques jours à plus d’une semaine, ou ne pas se produire du tout certaines années.
weather  name  autumn 
november 2014 by aries1988
段钢 : 谁可以称蒋经国为“建丰同志”? _ 腾讯 · 大家
名一般用于自称或署名,不能他称。我们在戏剧舞台或者是评书里经常见到“报名而入”的说法,这里的报名就是自己告诉别人我姓什么叫什么。但是别人知道你姓什么叫什么,也不能直呼其名,一般来说直呼其名是非常不客气的。即便粗俗无文化且社会地位不高的西门庆,他在和读书人交往时,那些状元进士也打听他的字、号,而不能直呼其名。西门庆因为自己家的园子里有四眼井,因此自号四泉,何其雅哉。

字多是长辈称晚辈,上级称下级,以及平辈之间互称时所用。前文所述,直系近亲长辈是可以直呼晚辈名字的,但是其他长辈一般为了表示对晚辈的尊重是要称字的。尤其是师生之间上下级之间,老师上级一定要称学生下级的字,而不能称名,否则被认为失仪。
字绝对不能用于自称。自称即托大,极不礼貌。评书中有时说刘备自称玄德,诸葛亮自称孔明,这是不可能的。
古人的字,一本是对名字的引申、解释、说明或者强调。张衡字平子,衡就是平,这是解释;关羽字云长,张飞字翼德,这是引申;李白字太白,杜甫字子美,这是强调。

血缘关系后论尊卑,官阶学衔都是称呼的关键。现在人们都把官阶往大了说,过去也一样。明清无宰丞,但对大学士称相爷、阁老。也有取字中一字再加官称,如张之洞字香涛,平辈或者晚辈、下级尊称其为香帅,但是晚辈或者下级是绝对不能直接称其香涛的。这种风气到民国后也流行,取字一字再加尊称,如介公(蒋中正)、德公(李宗仁)、健公(白崇禧)。
革命事起,无论国共,都流行称呼同志,以示平等。但是无论如何,下级称呼蒋经国为“建丰同志”,都是不可能的。

晚辈在称呼长辈时,既不能称名、也不能称字,还不可称号。古人解决的方式是,先论行辈,还可以在长辈的“字”后面加上尊称,如李宗仁可以称为“德公”,白崇禧则是“健公”。
官号也常被用来作为称呼,如称阮籍阮步兵,称王羲之为王右军,称王维为王右臣,杜甫为杜拾遗、杜工部等。
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october 2014 by aries1988
中国留学生如何起一个适合自己的且不被吐槽的英文名
第二种方法是:根据英文名字的内在含义,选择一个您喜欢的英文名字。许多英文名字,来自希腊神话、罗马神话和《圣经》,因而具有某种内在含义。以下列出几个例子:

  1) Andrew-- 表示刚强
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august 2014 by aries1988

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