Cities and countries

cities and countries

cities-countries

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Today’s post is all about countries. Most countries contain the keyword 国.

Here are some examples of 国 used in the names of countries:

中国 China (Zhōngguó)
英国 England (Yīngguó)
法国 France (Fàguó)
德国 Germany (Déguó)
韩国 South Korea (Hánguó)
USA (America)

 

Countries that don’t contain 国

日本 Japan (Rìběn)
意大利 Italy (Yìdàlì)
克罗地亚  Kèluódìyà (Croatia)

 

 

Pinyin: guo2
(Simplified and Kanji)
Pronunciation/Stroke Order:
http://bit.ly/18pLXfH

Source: Chineasy

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美国 = 美 (beautiful) + 国 (country) = the United States of America, USA

美国/美國 pinyin: měi guó/mei3 guo2

Source: Chineasy

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美国人 = 美国 (America) + 人 (People) = [literally] (America’s People); (American People)

美 as adjective: beautiful, good-looking, pretty, handsome, fair, good, nice, fine, ideal, American
美 as verb: praise, beautify

国 (s.) / 國 (t.) as noun: state, country, capital, nation, feud, emperor’s, tribe, place, hometown
国 (s.) / 國(t.) as adjective: national

人 as noun: other people, human life
人 as adjective: artificial
人 as pronoun: everyone

美国人 as noun: American, American people

PINYIN: 美国人 (mei3guo2ren2, měiguórén)
Pronunciation: http://bit.ly/Ml79sr
Stroke:
美: http://bit.ly/1f211yA
国: http://bit.ly/1gfVvJe
人: http://bit.ly/18vF0ml
Style:
美国人: Simplified
美國人: Traditional
Rarity: Common

P.S. Here are the solutions to the country guessing game:

法国 (fa3guo2, fǎ ɡuó) = [literally] Law Country = France
中国 (zhong1guo2, zhōngguó) = [literally] Middle Kingdom = China
非洲 (fei1zhou1, fēizhōu) = [literally] Wrong Continent = Africa
德国 (de2guo2, déguó) = [literally] Virtuous Country = Germany
西班牙 (xi1ban1ya2, xībānyá ) = [literally] West Team Tooth = Spain

Source: Chineasy

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You know how Japan is referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun? Well that’s exactly how Japan is known is Chinese.

日本 = Sun 日+ origin/foundation 本 = Japan
Pinyin: ri4 ben3
(Simplified, Traditional and Kanji)
Pronunciation/Stroke Order:
日: http://bit.ly/1kxeIW5
本: http://bit.ly/1liA2Pd

Source: Chineasy

 

我是中国人。

我是克罗地亚人。

A:你是国人?

B:我是克罗地亚人。

 

哪      nǎ     which

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她是哪国人?

她是法国人。

 

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