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Aydin
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Chinese names for countries.

Most countries' names in Chinese are one syllable that sounds similar, followed by 'guo,' which means kingdom or country. China is Zheng guo, or middle kingdom.
America is Mei guo, or beautiful country.
Britain is Ying guo, either flower petal, or hero. You pick.
France is Fa guo, laws.
Germany is De guo, moral or virtuous.
Russia is E guo, lean.
Canada is an exception: Ka na da. Ka is a filler for foreign words. Na means hold onto, and Da means big.
Mexico is Mo xi ge, or inky Western elder brother.
Spain is Xi ban ya, or Western team tooth.
Australia is Ao da li ya, meaning deep inlet big beneficial inferior. The character for inferior is also the character for Asia. In Chinese Asia means 'inferior states.'
New Zealand is Niu xi lan, or knot Western orchid.
Denmark is Dan mai, or red wheat.
Turkey is Tu er qi, or Soil ear this.
Japan is Zi ben, or Sun origin (Land of the rising sun).
Korea is Han guo. Han is a winch and pulley at the top of a water well.
Thailand is Tai guo, peaceful country.
India is Yin du, document right-hand
Italy is Yi da li, justice big beneficial (as in justice would be a big help here).
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Israel is Yi se lie, or continuous lust separate.
Africa is Fei zhou, or land of evils.

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Re: Chinese names for countries.

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Britain is Ying guo, either flower petal, or hero. You pick.
France is Fa guo, laws.
Germany is De guo, moral or virtuous.
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Britain is "pansy land," France is the "law of the land," and Germany is the "land of morality." Aside from Britain, what the hell were they thinking?

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quote:
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Africa is Fei zhou, or land of evils.


well, that's all the reasoning i need. prepare my murderin' pants.

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I think this is utterly fascinating and I am going to store all this info for future reference

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Aydin
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New York - Niu Yue - Knot, Make an appointment
London - Lun Dun - Sequence, Urge
Paris - Ba Li - Python, a surname
Beijing - Bei Jing - Northern Capital
Shanghai - Shang Hai - Upper Ocean
Hong Kong - Xiang Gang - Fragrant Harbor
Tokyo - Dong Jing - Eastern Capital
Seoul - Han Cheng - Han (ethnic group of Chinese and Koreans) City
Moscow - Mo Si Ke - Don't Cut Section
Singapore - Xin Jia Po - Cut Firewood, Plus/Add, Slope
Rome - Luo Ma - Catch a Horse with a Net
Berlin - Bo Lin - Cypress Forest
Lhasa - La Sa - Involve Buddha
Macau - Ao Men - Deep Inlet Gateway
Chicago - Zhi Jia Ge - Fungus Plus/Add Older Brother
Los Angeles - Luo Shan Ji - (Name of a River), Fir tree, Boulders obstructing a river
San Francisco - Jiu Jin Shan - Old Gold Mountain (Think of '49ers)
Philadelphia - Fei Cheng - Waste City (so true)
Washington - Hua Cheng Dun - Magnificent, Abundant, Meal

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yep.
theres a similar system in English. see if you can spot the countries...

A merry car.
A FREE car!
Roam, it early.
Germ a knee.
In, dear.
Fee? Gee!
Rusher.
As the french say, le undone, in gland.
(One for the trolls) - I RACK!!
(Another one for the trolls) - I ran.
While we're in the area... queue... wait...
Sue Dan.
hmm, are Grease and Turkey to obvious to include?
And last but not least, home of the pirate mathematicians - Can add, Arrr!

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last is best

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Hmm, George is Qiao Zhi, or Tall Govern
Richard is Li Cha, or Administer Examine.
Donald is Tang Na De, or Rude Wet Silk Righteousness.
John is Yue Han, or Tie-up Long Feather (kinky huh?)

That covers the Asses of Evil.

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I forgot Tony: An Dong Ni, Peaceful, East, Approach from behind

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George Bush - Bu Shi - cloth, scarce
Margaret Thatcher - Tai Chi Ar - firewood, contract/agreement, thereafter
Ronald Reagan - Wei Gen - Thunder, Cause/origin
Adolf Hitler - Shi Te Le - scarce, extraordinarily, rein in
Mikhail Gorbachev - Ge Ba Chi Fu - dagger-axe, hope for anxiously, contract/agreement, man/husband
Queen Elizabeth II - I Ri Sha Bai Er Shi - She, beautiful, cyperaceae carex, white/pure, two, generation
Abraham Lincoln - Rin Kan - woods, to be willing to
Michael Jackson - Jie Hui Sen - outstanding/prominent, to be able to, forest

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Thanks tak.

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my middle name is rude wet silk righteousness.
that's about right i suppose.

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Re: Chinese names for countries.

You give us slanties far too much credit by assuming we took meaning into consideration when translating these terms.

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you invented gunpowder, so america thinks you are magically smart. or aliens maybe.

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bush = sum dum cunt
blair = sum tik foo
( thats from Tse in my local chinese take out)

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Vegetables

Chinese names for vegetables:

Spinach BoCai Spinachy vegetable
Tomato FanQie Reproducing eggplant
Cauliflower/Kale GanLan Sweet kohlrabi
Carrot HongLuoBo (or HuLuoBo) Red (or bearded) radish turnip
Sweet Potato HongShu Red yam
Cucumber HuangGua Yellow melon
Cabbage JuanXinCai Coiled heart vegetable
Asparagus LuSun Reed bamboo-shoot
Potato MaLingShu Horse bell yam
Pumpkin NanGua Southern melon
Lettuce ShengCai Birthday vegetable
Beet TianCai Sweet vegetable
Turnip WuJing Leek flower overgrown with weeds
Tomato XiHongShi Western red persimmon
Parsley XiangCai Fragrant vegetable
Corn/Maize YuMi Jade rice

I guess there are duplicates because they have different names, like we have eggplant/aubergine.

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What do the chinesse call Idaho?

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Tater mountain

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Idaho 爱达荷州 (Ai Da He state) Ai = love, Da = attain, achieve, He = peppermint OR carry a burden

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idahoans love to achieve peppermint.

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Looking at crika, I'd say they love to carry a burden.

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I thought it was Jiannada, Canada that is...

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