I am trying to find how to spell ‘Redemption’ in Japanese if I were going to use it as a name/alias.

Or if there is a wording/phrasing that means ‘Man on the path of Redemption’

Like yamabusi for warrior monk kind of thing

  • This thread has been closed for appropriate site-guideline reasons. That said, I'd like to point out that there is no spelling for "redemption" in Japanese, as this is not a word in Japanese. The question is a bit like asking, "how do you spell 「志す」 in English" -- you don't, because 「志す」 is not a word in English. Commented May 22, 2023 at 16:44
  • Ok well I just wanted a bit of language help. My apologies 🤙🏾 and my question I suppose more related to the pronunciation as I believe the word would be Saido or perhaps Shokan but I’ll assume I’m going to be lambasted for not being grammatically perfect in outlining the possible correct word
    – Wez J
    Commented May 23, 2023 at 17:17
  • No worries! We all start somewhere. 😄 I didn't understand that you wanted the translated Japanese word. We get questions with varying degrees of language awareness, and it's not always clear what folks are looking for. FWIW, shōkan (償還) is more about "redemption, in monetary terms" -- like when someone "redeems" a loan, or a voucher, that kind of thing. "Redemption" in terms of "atonement" or "personal salvation" would be saido (済度). If we look at the Japanese Names Dictionary (ENAMDIC) mirror at Monash University, we see that "Saido" with this same kanji spelling is a placename... Commented May 23, 2023 at 21:40
  • ... but not a given name or surname: nihongo.monash.edu/cgi-bin/wwwjdic?2MUJsaido, note the code "p" which is explained nihongo.monash.edu/wwwjdicinf.html#code_tag if you scroll down to the "Names Dictionary Codes" section, where "p" = "place-name". That said, "Saido" is no that same list with other kanji spellings marked as "s" = "surname", so you could call a character 済度さん (Saido-san), and the -san suffix makes it clear that you're using 済度 (saido) as a name, even though this spelling isn't apparently ever used as a real-world name. Hope this helps! Commented May 23, 2023 at 21:44
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    Wow thank you very much eirikr that really was very helpful! Much appreciated and I will endeavour to be more specific/grammatically correct Ob my questions in future. Thanks again
    – Wez J
    Commented May 25, 2023 at 8:54


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