The Importance of Saying a Person’s Name Correctly 人の名前を正しく言うことの大切さ

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  • Ai

  • Who has corrected people in public for not saying her name properly?

  • Answers to the Questions:

  • 1. Answer: B. it makes them feel less important (edited)

  • What do almost 50% of people applying for jobs do if they have African or Asian names?

  • 2. Answer: A. they change their names

  • 3. Answer: C. Kamala Harris

  • Read Out:

  • Psychology (edited)

  • Discussion:

  • If you want to have a good relationship with someone, you should call his/her name correctly. (edited)

  • ***If I mistake my close friends' names they don't get angry. But if it is someone I am meeting for the first time, it is improper. (edited)

  • improper /ɪmˈprɒpə/ adjective 1. not in accordance with accepted standards, especially of morality or honesty. "the improper use of public funds" (edited)

  • 2. lacking in modesty or decency. "an improper suggestion" (edited)

  • 1. Sample answer: Yes, I think it's important to pronounce someone's name correctly because mispronouncing someone's name repeatedly is disrespectful. For example, if you keep mispronouncing someone's name multiple times, other people will think that the person is not important to you.


  • Repeatedly (edited)

  • Disrespectful (edited)

  • repeatedly /rɪˈpiːtɪdli/ adverb over and over again; constantly. "they have been warned repeatedly with no effect"


  • disrespectful /dɪsrɪˈspɛk(t)f(ə)l/ adjective showing a lack of respect or courtesy; impolite. "a deeply disrespectful attitude towards women"


  • ***Pronunciation is different between countries. (edited)

  • ***When I call the names of people from other countries, it is difficult for me.

  • 2. Sample answer: Yes, I think it's normal that some people's names are hard to pronounce because some people's names use different or uncommon spelling. For example, the person's name, when pronounced, could sound like a regular or common name, but the way in which it is spelled is unique. (edited)


  • properly /ˈprɒp(ə)li/ adverb 1. correctly or satisfactorily. "ensuring the work is carried out properly" 2. in the strict sense; exactly. "algebra is, properly speaking, the analysis of equations"

  • 3. Sample answer: Yes, I think it's important to learn how to properly pronounce someone's name because it shows respect to the person. For example, if you find it hard to pronounce someone's name, you can at least make an effort by asking for the right way to pronounce it, so that the person knows that you care about getting their name right. (edited)