德意志

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Transcription from German "Deutsch/deutsch" ("Germany, of Germany"). The choice of characters was inspired by ("morality") and 意志 ("a person's intent"). The tendency to use commendatory characters in country names was also seen in "美国" ("America", lit. pretty country), "英国" ("England", lit. flower/outstanding country) and "法国" ("France", lit. the law country).

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Déyìzhì
Zhuyin ㄉㄜˊ ㄧˋ ㄓˋ
IPA (key) /tɤ³⁵ i⁵¹⁻⁵³ ʈ͡ʂʐ̩⁵¹/

Proper nounEdit

德意志 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Déyìzhì)

  1. Germany

SynonymsEdit

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