花旗

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ChineseEdit

 
flower; blossom; to spend (money, time); fancy pattern
banner; flag
simp. and trad.
(花旗)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: the flag (旗) of fanciness (花, as in 花哨 (huāshào)). Now obsolete, superseded by 美國美国 (Měiguó) (full name: 美利堅合眾國美利坚合众国 (Měilìjiān hézhòngguó)). However still preserved in Vietnamese, where the exonym for USA is Hoa Kỳ.

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Proper nounEdit

花旗

  1. (obsolete) the United States of America
  2. the American flag: the Star-Spangled Banner

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Sino-Xenic (花旗):

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Proper nounEdit

花旗

  1. Hán tự form of Hoa Kỳ, "United States, United States of America"
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