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德意志

ChineseEdit

 
Germany; virtue; goodness; morality; ethics; kindness; favor; character; kind
 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
the will
simp. and trad.
(德意志)

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).

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德意志

  1. Germany

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