德意志

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Transcription from German "Deutsch/deutsch" ("Germany, of Germany"). The choice of characters was inspired by ("morality") and 意志 ("a person's intent"). The tendency to use commendatory characters in country names was also seen in "美国" ("America", lit. pretty country), "英国" ("England", lit. flower/outstanding country) and "法国" ("France", lit. the law country).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Déyìzhì
Zhuyin ㄉㄜˊ ㄧˋ ㄓˋ
IPA (key) /tɤ³⁵ i⁵¹⁻⁵³ ʈ͡ʂʐ̩⁵¹/

Proper noun[edit]

德意志 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Déyìzhì)

  1. Germany

Synonyms[edit]