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This is how I learned it. The method takes three days to learn the whole thing. First, divide Kana into three parts - each for one day: - First part starts at あ and ends at た - Second part starts at な and ends at や - Third day covers the rest and repeats first two parts. Learn them in three consecutive days without gaps by writing characters on a piece ...
This is actually two words: one consisting of two characters in katakana (ダメ) and the other is in hiragana (だ) - together ダメだ. だめ is often written using katakana as ダメ. The meaning depends on the context but could be "don't do it", "no", "it's not good", "you should not do it", "that's wrong".
In my experience it is best to pronounce your name as written, particularly if you are speaking over the phone, at a ticket booth, a checkout, etc. However, if you are meeting with somebody on a regular basis, such as at work, you may find that they will eventually learn to speak your name properly. In that case, you can begin pronouncing your name ...
As a general rule, yes loan words are pronounced just as they are written. I say general rule because I have noticed bilingual announcers on the radio who mix English and Japanese do sometimes insert the original pronunciation into their Japanese sentences. As far as your name is concerned, yes it would be normal to say it as you write it in katakana: ...
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