Kanji for Doggies – Barjols Betty

Ever wonder what your beloved pet’s name would look like in Chinese characters, or kanji? We pick one pet photo and render the pet’s name in kanji.

Barjols Betty in Seattle

Betty is a 2-year-old Brindle French Bulldog. She’s never late for a meal; adores people, even strangers; and loves car rides in her basket. Her best animal friend is a horse named Leilani. Betty snores incredibly loudly. Her favorite treat is wild salmon. When she bathes, she enjoys listening to her owner singing “Single Ladies.”

The meaning behind the brushstrokes:

This kanji means “beauty.” It can also mean “pretty,” “magnificent,” “lovely” and “charming.”

This is the kanji for “strong,” “robust” or “powerful.” It implies a sturdiness.

Put these two kanji together, and the name connotes not just beauty but strength and implies a wish for a noble, exalted life.

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Ryosuke Komori was born and raised in Kyoto. The city's deep cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions helped shape him as a young man and still influence him today. As a college student, he and friends started an email magazine business called MaguMagu! The success of that business made Ryosuke realize he needed to tell more stories about Japan in new ways. That's how QAZJapan and Origami magazine were born. With QAZJapan, Ryosuke is taking his media skills to a whole new level! He hopes you dive into the site and enjoy.
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