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How do you say "Melissa" in Chinese?

Question #64929. Asked by gabriella_007.

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zbeckabee
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zbeckabee
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It would be pronounced "Melissa."

It is my understanding that an "English" name is written in Chinese based on the sounds produced when saying it. While the name Melissa would be written in three Chinese characters...the pronunciation would be the same in Chinese as it is in "English..."

Apr 22 2006, 6:49 PM
Flynn_17
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Flynn_17
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For example, my name translates into Fao au ling, which roughly translated means "wherewithall drainpipe tree"

Apr 23 2006, 7:46 AM
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lanfranco
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lanfranco
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It has always been my understanding that "Melissa" means "honeybee" in Greek.

I have no doubt that all of the Chinese dialects have equivalents for that word.

Apr 23 2006, 6:00 PM
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