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).
Oh, the office is closing early. Bye.
Your whole "I dress like an office drone and act respectable and then sit on forum where we discuss urethra fucking and public torture" bit still creeps me out. I bet it would creep out your co-workers even more.
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
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.
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...
hmm, are Grease and Turkey to obvious to include?
And last but not least, home of the pirate mathematicians - Can add, Arrr!
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