How do I get a V sound in Japanese? How do I write my name XAVIER

Thank you in advance for your reply. Prasanna XD


We Japanese all know your name here (in Japanese) and here (in English).

We usually write Xavier as ザビエル, but the Japanese who could write it as ザヴィエル have increased since English loanwords have increased. The sound of ビ is bi, while ヴィ is vi, so ヴィ seems to express the sound more accurately.

But, we are familiar with フランシスコ ザビエル, so I recommend you to write your name as ザビエル.

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