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I'm watching a movie called A Long Goodbye and one of the characters asked his grandfather to write "Elizabeth" in kanji. Obviously the grandfather, who didn't know English, had a lot of difficulty in coming up with an answer. Kanji is also not used for specific English words like names. So I'm really curious about the answer/kanji he came up with.


This is called ateji, using kanji to represent sounds where the meanings of the kanji are irrelevant.


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