Transliteration of Hayn

Discussion in '한국어 (Korean)' started by waterbeaver, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. waterbeaver New Member

    English - USA
    For my daughter's Taekwondo black belt, how do you transliterate our last name: "Hayn"? It rhymes with cane, Wayne, and pain. Like "Hay" with a "nuh" on the end -- single syllable.
  2. idialegre Senior Member

    Hamburg, Germany
    USA English
    I would go with 해인.
  3. Kross

    Kross Senior Member

    There are three options most native speakers might come up with if asked to do so: 해인, 헤인, 혜인. To be honest with you, 헤인 and 혜인 instantly came to my head first when I read your question. But after looking up meanings of those words in the dictionary, I think that 해인 is probably the best one. One of that word's definitions means Buddha's wisdom. We have 해인사 (해인temple) that is considered as the head temple in Korea.

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