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How can I say RIP (rest in peace) in Japanese? For example "RIP [name]".

Also, how do I say to someone who know the person "she's dead" or "she passed away this month"?

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How can I say RIP (rest in peace) in Japanese?

I think we usually say:

  • 「ご[冥福]{めいふく}をお[祈]{いの}りします。」
  • 「[安]{やす}らかにお[眠]{ねむ}りください。」

For example "RIP [name]".

I'm not sure if we have an exact equivalent but how about:

  • 「[name]さんのご冥福をお祈りします。」

Also, how do I say to someone who knows the person "she's dead" or "she passed away this month"?

If she's not in your in-group:

  • 「{彼女は / [name]さんは}、[今月]{こんげつ}[亡]{な}くなりました。」
  • 「{彼女は / [name]さんは}、今月お亡くなりになりました。」(politer, more respectful)

If she's in your in-group (family, relative...):

  • 「{彼女は / [name]は}、[今月]{こんげつ}[亡]{な}くなりました。」
  • 「{彼女は / [name]は}、今月[他界]{たかい}しました。」
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亡くなりました  closer to 'passed away', than 死ぬ in that it seems to be used in that slightly more sombre respectful tone, and when telling people such news.

eg 昨日おばあさんが亡くなりました。

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