仏蘭西

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
西
ふつ > ふ
Grade: 5
らん
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 2
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Either directly borrowed from French France, or indirectly from English France. The kanji are ateji (当て字).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
    • (Tokyo) ランス [fúꜜràǹsù] (Atamadaka – [1])
    • IPA(key): [ɸɯ̟ᵝɾã̠ɰ̃sɨᵝ]

Proper noun[edit]

仏蘭西 (katakana フランス, rōmaji Furansu)

  1. Rare spelling of フランス (France).

Usage notes[edit]

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