I’ve learned Japanese on and also off for more than ten years – largely “off.” i took a year that language once I remained in college, but due to the fact that then it’s just been routine classes in ~ Soko Gakuen in mountain Francisco.

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I controlled to happen the JLPT level 3 a couple of years ago, so in Japan critical month, i was kind at notified food and also navigating the subway. Yet I quickly discovered that ns couldn’t really speak to another programmer. Nobody of my classes also taught me exactly how to say “programmer,” permit alone “code,” “object,” “method,” “development environment”…


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charline-picon.com,
t_wada,
sakuro (photo by Lee Lundrigan)


Dictionaries would usually be my following recourse, however it’s pretty tough to look this ingredient up. As in the US, programmer society in Japan has its very own slang. However I had a possibility to pair v some Japanese devs at the Pair Programming cultural Exchange the
t_wada and I ran at RubyKaigi (see left), so ns picked increase a tiny bit. And since I’ve to be back, I’ve been translating technical articles for fun. (What else would certainly you carry out on a 12-hour flight?)

As a result, a most this list originates from my notes. Ns also included words I discovered in the RubyKaigi Twitter stream, sarah Allen’s blog, and also Mightyverse’s pair programming phrases, amongst other locations. Any errors are, of course, my own.

The list is quick – there space many an ext things I’d choose to know how to say. And also I guessed in ~ the appropriate katakana for several of the loan words. So: please send enhancements and corrections<*>, kkthx! I’ll add anything vaguely technical 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 place 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 addition of full-width character/digit.