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关于名和姓

 今天跟菲律宾客户邮件往来的时候,她提出了个问题,如下:
   ‘By the way, Huilin is your first name, right?’
  我的个神哪,这不是初中一年级第一堂课学的东东吗?
    ’What’s your name?’
    ’My name is green, Jim Green!’
  但是我竟然一下还真想不起来哪个是first name,哪个是last name.
  baidu了一下,作了以下回复:
         ‘That’s right, Huilin is my first name, and Xiong is my last name. In other saying, that Huilin is my given name, and Xiong is my family name. So my chinese colleages call me Xiong Huilin, but in western custom maybe should call me Huilin Xiong. it’s a little complicated, isn’t it? ’

  姓是祖辈给的,所以称为family name. 名是后来给的,所以称为Given name.
    由于外国人的姓是在名字的后面的,所以姓也可以用last name. 名是first name. 也就是Jim是名字,Green是姓。
    见笑。:)

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