I'm transliterating my friend's names for fun and I'm having trouble figuring out the kana for the last name Curry. Would it be クリ? Which doesn't seem right...
It confuses me that this is also an actual Japanese dish. lol.

Actually I'm also unsure about the last name Castañeda. I've done about a dozen names correctly by checking Google results and I would like some help with these two. :)

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    Are you sure your last name is Curry? Jokes aside, you actually can decide yourself, and カレー is probably not how you want to transliterate the name. I'd think that ケリー, カリー, ケリ, カリ would be viable options.
    – Earthliŋ
    Jun 3, 2013 at 4:56
  • In that case my last name is Curry Castañeda :D And thanks.
    – Tek
    Jun 3, 2013 at 8:17
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    – Robin
    Jun 3, 2013 at 10:46
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    @Ash 確かにww どっちかというと「カレー」「カレーライス」ですね
    – hello all
    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:42

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When you want to translate names, just look for some famous ones in Wikipedia.


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    Using the same method, Castañeda would be カスタニェーダ. (Source: ホルヘ・ウビコ)
    – Stephan B
    Jun 3, 2013 at 7:17
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    You know, it's funny you say that because I looked up famous people with the name Riddhima and I just could not find any. I guess I subconsciously stopped looking for famous names because of that.
    – Tek
    Jun 3, 2013 at 8:14
  • In a totally unexpected development, a person famous in computer programming was chosen as the example for an answer. :) May 15, 2015 at 12:52

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