Difference Between Languages

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Feb 27, 2018 02:35
Yesterday, I went over to my friend's house, who is a Japanese but grew up in the US. His first language is English, but he speaks Japanese the almost natural way. When I asked him in English what company he works for, he told me that he works for Zurich Insurance. I asked him to say it again, because the name of the company he mentioned sounded unfamiliar to me. Something occurred to him, and he said to me in Japanese that it was Zurich pronouncing "Chu-Ri-Hi". I don't know why, but we call the company or the city that way. I can't believe because there's nothing in common how to call it between two languages. I guess it's due to someone who first translated the word into Japanese. There are many words like that such as Athens and Vienna. I think it makes studying English more tough for us.