Germany; virtue; goodness; morality; ethics; kindness; favor; character; kind
|will; a person's intent|
|simp. and trad.
Transliteration of German Deutsch (“Germany”)/deutsch (“of Germany”). The choice of characters was inspired by 德 ("morality") and 意志 ("a person's intent"). The tendency to use commendatory characters in country names was also seen in "美國／美国" ("America", lit. pretty country), "英國／英国" ("England", lit. flower/outstanding country) and "法國／法国" ("France", lit. the law country).