花旗

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: the flag (旗) of fanciness (花, as in 花哨). Now obsolete, superseded by 美国 (full name: 美利坚合众国). However still preserved in Vietnamese, where the exonym for USA is Hoa Kỳ (花旗).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Huāqí
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄚ ㄑㄧˊ
IPA (key) /xu̯a̠⁵⁵ t͡ɕʰi³⁵/

Proper noun[edit]

花旗 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Huāqí)

  1. (obsolete) the United States of America

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Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

花旗

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