I’ve learned Japanese on and also off for more than ten year – mainly “off.” ns took a year of language once I remained in college, but because then it’s simply been periodic classes at Soko Gakuen in mountain Francisco.

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I controlled to happen the JLPT level 3 a few years ago, for this reason in Japan critical month, i was kind at ordering food and navigating the subway. However I quickly discovered that ns couldn’t really talk to an additional programmer. None of mine classes even taught me just how to say “programmer,” allow alone “code,” “object,” “method,” “development environment”…


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rememberingsomer.com,
t_wada,
sakuro (photo by Lee Lundrigan)


Dictionaries would usually be my following recourse, but it’s pretty tough to watch this ingredient up. As in the US, programmer culture in Japan has actually its own slang. Yet I had actually a opportunity to pair through some Japanese devs in ~ the Pair Programming cultural Exchange that
t_wada and I ran at RubyKaigi (see left), so ns picked up a tiny bit. And since I’ve to be back, I’ve been translating technical posts for fun. (What else would you do on a 12-hour flight?)

As a result, a the majority of this list originates from my notes. I also added words I discovered in the RubyKaigi Twitter stream, buy it Allen’s blog, and also Mightyverse’s pair programming phrases, among other locations. Any kind of errors are, that course, mine own.

The list is short – there space many much more things I’d like to know how to say. And also I guessed at the ideal katakana for few of the loan words. So: please send additions and corrections<*>, kkthx! I’ll include anything vaguely technological to the list.

I hope it provokes an ext cross-language Ruby discussion.

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EnglishKanjiKanaRomaji
blockブロックburokku
blogブログburogu
cacheキャッシュkyasshu
character文字もじmoji
codeコードkoudo
core libraryコアライブラリkoa raiburari
developer開発者かいはつしゃkaihatsusha
development開発かいはつkaihatsu
development environment開発環境かいはつかんきょうkaihatsu kankyou
diary (often provided in ar of blog)日記にっきnikki
digit数字すうじsuuji
dot (as in foo.bar)ドットdotto
expected fail (of a test)予想通りの失敗よそうどおりのしっぱいyosoudoori no shippai
feature機能きのうkinou
flexible柔軟じゅうなんjuunan
full-width (as in character)全角ぜんかくzenkaku
global (as in variable)グローバルguroubaru
hashrocketハッシュロ ケットhasshuroketto
implementation実装じっそうjissou
internal structure内部構造ないぶこうぞうnaibu kouzou
latest最新さいしんsaishin
method (on an object)メソッドmesoddo
modification変更へんこうhenkou
multibyte (as in character)多バイトたバイトtabaito
multibyte (as in character)マルチバイトmaruchibaito
objectオブジェクトobujekuto
pluginプラグインpuraguin
programmerプローグラーマpurouguraama
refactoringリファクタリングrifakutaringu
refactoring改善かいぜんkaizen
runtimeランタイムrantaimu
specスペックsupekku
statementステートメントsuteetomento
string文字列もじれつmojiretsu
testテストtesuto
test frameworkテストフレームワークtesuto fureemuwaaku
threadsafeスレッドセーフsureddoseefu
toolツールtsuuru
tutorialチュートリアルchuutoriaru
ugly (as in code)かっこ悪いかっこわるいkakko warui
usage使いつかいtsukai
variable変数へんすうhensuu

<*> ありがとう:

Nobuyoshi Nakada for corrections to variable and also multibyte character/digit, and enhancement of full-width character/digit.