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    What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    My name is Joan. It's an English name for a girl. When properly pronounced, it's "zhoun"; rhymes with bone, cone, zone, alone.
    But people mispronounce it and say "ZHO-an". I'm used to it, so I just introduce myself as "ZHO-an".

    What's the Russian equivalent of Joan? I do not mean, how do you spell it in Russian.
    If I were born in Russia, what would my name be (that's equivalent to "Joan")?

    Thanks!

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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    Джоан, Джоан(н)а

    The Russian equivalent is Иоанна (poetic and not used), or Жанна (quite common).
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    Joan of Arc = Жанна д'Арк

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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    That's nice! Thank you very much!

    Yes, just like in "Joan of Arc".

    Thanks again!

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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jouna
    My name is Joan. It's an English name for a girl. When properly pronounced, it's "zhoun"; rhymes with bone, cone, zone, alone.
    But people mispronounce it and say "ZHO-an". I'm used to it, so I just introduce myself as "ZHO-an".

    What's the Russian equivalent of Joan? I do not mean, how do you spell it in Russian.
    If I were born in Russia, what would my name be (that's equivalent to "Joan")?

    Thanks!
    BTW, you're English rederrings of the pronunciation are not very good. Zh does not in any way represent the English hard J sound. Furthermore Zh is how you write the Russian letter Ж in English. This Zh sound is the sound in pleasure, measure.

    Spelling your name in Russian in order to convey the English pronunciation would be: Джоун.
    Джоан is how you'd write "Joanne" i.e. jo-án
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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    Когда то давно я читал книжку «Слово о славах». В ней говорилось, что от Греческого, кажется, чудного имени Иохонанан произошло Русское Иван и все остальные его зарубежные собратья, а именно: Джон, Жан, Иоганн, Хуан, Ганс и, кто там ещё, не помню уже.

    Есть мультфильм ещё такой, «Семь Иванов, семь капитанов»

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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    А Ганс-то? Разве с Иваном коррелирует?
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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    А Ганс-то? Разве с Иваном коррелирует?
    Это краткая форма от Johannes (Иоганн, Иоанн, Иван).
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    Как и в сказке "Ганзел и Гретель". На английском говорят Hans.
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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    «Гензель и Гретель».
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    No, in English it's "Hansel and Gretel" the same as the German (''Hänsel und Gretel")
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    Re: What's the Russian equivalent for "Joan"?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    В ней говорилось, что от Греческого, кажется, чудного имени Иохонанан произошло Русское Иван и все остальные его зарубежные собратья [...]
    Угу. От греческого разумеется. http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%98%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD

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