フランス

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French France, possibly via English.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

フランス ‎(romaji Furansu)

  1. France (the country)

Usage notes[edit]

This kanji spelling 仏蘭西 is rarely used in its full form, but its abbreviation is often used.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9