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Kanji in this term
西
ふつ > ふ
Grade: 5
らん
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
Irregular

EtymologyEdit

Either directly borrowed from French France, or indirectly from English France. The kanji are ateji (当て字).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)

Proper nounEdit

仏蘭西 (katakana フランス, rōmaji Furansu)

  1. Rare spelling of フランス (France).

Usage notesEdit

  • This kanji spelling is rarely used in its full form, but its abbreviation is often used.