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Germany; virtue; goodness; morality; ethics; kindness; favor; character; kind
simp. and trad.
(德意志)
意志

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Transliteration of German Deutsch ‎(German)/deutsch ‎(of Germany). The choice of characters was inspired by (, “morality”) and 意志 (yìzhì, “a person's intent”). The tendency to use commendatory characters in country names was also seen in "美國美国 (Měiguó)" ("America", lit. pretty country), "英國英国 (Yīngguó)" ("England", lit. flower/outstanding country) and "法國法国 (Fǎguó)" ("France", lit. the law country).

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德意志

  1. Germany

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