Japan: 日本, ri ben. “Ink west older brother”. Some of the names of countries are similar in English and Chinese but pronounced slightly differently so they’ll be easier to remember. It’s a bit of a mouthful, so sometimes it’s simply shortened to 印尼 (yìn ní). Sounds like 一大粒, “one big lump”. Tel: +86 (0) 21 3368 0866 Everything you need to learn Chinese from home. Belarus: 白俄罗斯, bai e luo si. Message, Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected], Traditional: 台北市大安區安和路一段78巷29號 Spain: 西班牙, xi ban ya. Jan has lived in China for well over five years and has a wealth of knowledge of Asian culture. Let’s get a dictionary definition: Chinglish – A Dictionary Definition In a nutshell it’s a form…. Guatemala: 危地马拉, gua di ma la. and Countries, sheng4 wen2 sen1 te4 he2 ge2 lin2 na4 ding1 si1, Schweiz (German), Suisse “New west orchid” or “New west orchid flowers”. 建国路88号现代城SOHO B座 504 Jianguo Rd. India: 印度 , yin du. If you want to really get to know all the guójiā in Chinese, you might want to get a map in Chinese! Not too hard, right? Could also be a reference to the myths that the Hungarians are descended from the Huns and the Xiongnu, a perennial northern rival of ancient Chinese dynasties, are the same as the Huns. 88 Xiandai SOHO Tip: Your free trial account details will be sent to your inbox. “Letter to the plain of the stronghold”. “According to color, list”, or “list according to color”. “Add grab big” Mexico: 墨西哥, mo xi ge. Taiwan Phone: +886 0905028430 ANOTHER BONUS – Who knew Australia was also a monster of a country! 中 means central, 非 means Africa, and 共和国 is Republic. WANT MORE? However, when translated from one language to Chinese and then to English, the meaning may be lost in translation and changed to something completely different. - Level 1, Rocket Chinese This is the transliteration used in Mainland China. 徐汇区襄阳南路218号现代大厦 A座 910室 Of course you can Dasha, really happy you like them. We give plenty of handy information on learning Chinese, useful apps to learn the language and everything going on at our LTL schools! 我是新西兰人。 I am from New Zealand. Whether you've been studying Chinese for years or are considering giving Chinese a try, the following 10 hacks and simple tricks can help you to learn Chinese fast and effectively. “More south” Due to Vietnamese position to China and their long history. Tel: +86 (0) 10 65129057 29, Lane 78, Section 1, Anhe Rd, Da’an, Taipei Malaysia: 马来西亚, ma lai xi ya.”Horse comes to West Asia”. Now we all know America is big so here’s the translations of each and every single state for you as well, aren’t we good to you! Either “Brave land” or “Great country” however “英” is now a character associated with England/UK. Building B, 5th Floor, Room 504 China in Chinese is 中国, zhong guo. So here’s the states of Oz for you as well! Fleabane is a type of plant in the daisy family. New Zealand: 新西兰 xīn xī lán. Egypt: 埃及, ai ji. Djibouti: 吉布提 Jíbùtí. Many of the Hanzi writings of foreign countries are supposed to reflect a nice meaning and also be phonetically similar (trans-literation) to the original. Greece: 希腊, xi la. This actually translates to great country or brave land! Vietnam: 越南, yue nan. “In the land of danger, the horse pulls”. “Catching up to dust”. 你是哪国人? What country are you from? - Level 3, USA: 3501 Jack Northrop Ave, Suite #P1171, Hawthorne, CA 90250, USA | Phone: 310-601-4958, Asia/Pacific: 12-987 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand | Phone: +64-3-384-6350, Rocket Chinese Huí tóu jiàn! Chinese country names, Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, World Population by Continents In Cantonese, 匈 is pronounced as “hung” and 牙 is pronounced as “nga”. Italy: 意大利 , yi da li. “Sea land”. If you like funny translations, check out our blog all about Chinglish: Mexico: 墨西哥, mo xi ge. Rocket Chinese. For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!​ - Understand the menu with this lesson on food in Chinese. We also offer Online Mandarin classes for all ages, all levels and all nationalities! (French), Svizzera (Italian). “The degree of printing”, Singapore: 新加坡, xin jia po. If you wish to hear more from LTL Mandarin School why not join our mailing list. Black mountain which is the same as its native etymology. “Ink west older brother”. Whatsapp / Wechat / Mobile United Kingdom in English is 英国, ying guo. Fei is from the name for Africa ‘feizhou’, means literally south Africa. “white Russia” convenient as Belarus means white Russia in Belarus as well. This is the transliteration used in Mainland China. This is one of the names that gets people asking about the etymology of place names. Indonesia: 印度尼西亚 yìn dù ní xī yà. Learning a language is a complex process that is different for each individual based on several different factors. Thousands of people have had great success with mastering a new language with Rocket Languages. South Africa in Chinese is 南非, nan fei. This one is a direct translation. United Kingdom: 英国, ying guo. This has no literal translation and just means Russia! America: 美国, meiguo. Belgium: 比利时, bi li shi. When you study in China you can fully immerse yourself in Chinese culture, giving a deeper understanding of the Chinese language. Literally this is “More south”. 75 Countries in Chinese What Are Their Literal Translations. Practice these country names out loud so you can sound natural when talking to a native Chinese speaker! “Land of the Rising Sun” or “The suns origin”, Korea: 高丽, gao li. Email: [email protected], Xiangyang South Rd. Countries in Chinese – The Americas. Thailand: 泰国  tài guó. Shanghai Phone: +86 (0) 21 3368 0866, Taiwan Email: [email protected] Let the games begin! No. Israel: 以色列, yi se lie. Netherlands/Holland: 荷兰, helan. wǒ shì xīn xī lán rén. Rocket Chinese Ireland: 爱尔兰, Ài’ěrlán. This one is an exception as the first character just means Russian now, and doesn’t correspond to the phonetic in any way. Fa mimics “france”, and has connotations of lawfulness, orderliness. “Newly added slope”. ” Carry the lucky cloth”. The Chinese name for Switzerland, comes from the ancient Roman province of Raetia (also spelled Rhaetia). Jiaxiang Jichang, Xianyang Guojijichang, Chifeng, Chifeng Southwest, Beijing, Hohhot, Tianjin - Zhangguizhu, Taiyuan, Guangzhou, Changsha, Guilin, Nanning, Shantou, Shenzhen, Zhanjiang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Sanya-Fenghuang, Jiuquan, Lanzhou - Zhongchuan, Xining, Yan An, Kunming, Xiamen, Nanchang, Fuzhou, Ganzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, Shanghai - Pudong, Qingdao, Shanghai - Hongqiao… “Comparing extremely small profits”. “Add Fleabane” or “Add daisies”. Same as its native etymology –  “ice island”. This is based on the sound of ‘Ireland’. Check out our language courses or get a head start and study Chinese online! France: 法国, faguo. Iceland: 冰岛, bing dao. Tel: +886 (2) 27555007 “Print Buddhist nun”. Australia: 澳大利亚, ao da li ya “Big bay, inferior profits”. Canada: 加拿大, jia na da. Let's take a look at these different factors and how they impact how fast you learn Chinese. Name and Email are required. 北海市海城区北海大道183号城市购物广场 0510号 Cambodia: 柬埔寨, jian pu zhai. He resides in Shanghai and loves photography. Haiti: 海地, hai di. 88, Xiandai SOHO, Building B, 504 Tel: +86 (0) 10 65129057 Vietnam in Chinese is 越南, yue nan. Email Address * The literal Chinese translations of country names often results in some funny interpretations. It’s due to Vietnams position to China and their long history. You’ve just added to your growing Chinese vocabulary list! Hungary: 匈牙利, xiong ya li. 腊 can also refer to the twelfth month of the Chinese calendar, so “hoping for the 12th month of the year” is another possibility. South Africa: 南非, nan fei. Montenegro: 黑山, hei shan. Philippines: 菲律賓 Fēi lǜ bīn “Fragrant law guest”. Whether you’re from Canada or Colombia, this Rocket Chinese lesson on countries in Chinese will prepare you for these questions and help you ask them in return and understand the answer!. Switzerland: 瑞士, rui shi “Lucky gentleman”. Countries in Chinese – Asia + the Pacifics, Countries in Chinese – Conversations about Countries. - Level 2, Rocket Chinese Lin Ping “Time to compare profits”. This literally means Middle Kingdom. 183 Beihai Ave. Haicheng De mimics “Deutsch” (of Deutschland), and means virtue, righteousness. keywords: countries of the world, official names, English country names, (回头见) You will get a reply from us Your email address will not be published. A #910 nǐ shì nǎ guó rén? “Middle kingdom” Through out Chinese history China and its people believed that they were the middle kingdom of earth. (Level 2), Rocket Chinese The Great Wall of China is considered a symbol of Chinese culture. “Goryeo” This was the dynasty that ruled Korea from 900 AD to 1400. (Level 3), Christmas? Get started with free lessons, exclusive discounts, and more. Russia: 俄国 e guo. Namibia: 纳米比亚, na mi bi ya. Email: [email protected], Thank you very much! Modern Mansion Bldg. “Western class teeth” the sound is supposed to mimic Hispania. Interested in Learning Chinese in China? One of the first questions you’ll be asked when meeting someone in a China is ‘Where are you from?’ – 你从哪儿来?Nǐ cóng nǎr lái? Beautiful country, first character means “beauty” on its own, that Chinese think America is a beautiful country, but again, don’t be fooled, its only because of the sound “mer” in “America”. Mon-Fri: 9am-6.30pm China Time Chinese is the first language or the official language in China, Taiwan (Republic of China), Hongkong, and Macau. Sign up below and become part of our ever growing community! Loving these images, can I save and share them with my classmates? Well, no, but “longing for cured meat” doesn’t sound as snappy. “Hope for BBQ”. “Hun teeth profit”. Email: [email protected], No. Name * Discover the major. New Years Day? Mon-Fri: 9am-6.30pm China Time. The Taiwanese use “瓜地马拉”: “In the land of melons, the horse pulls”. 0510, City Plaza, No. With an average rating of 4.7 stars you know Rocket Chinese works! Literally means  “Country of peace”. Germany: 德国, deguo. Of course there are many countries in the world and we couldn’t name them all here. Whether you’re from Canada or Colombia, this Rocket Chinese lesson on countries in Chinese will prepare you for these questions and help you ask them in return and understand the answer! Cape Verde: 佛得角 Fó dé jiǎo. Which is funny, because they are in Southeast Asia. Central African Republic: 中非共和国 Zhōng fēi gònghéguó. Have you ever wondered what your country’s name looks like in Chinese and what its meaning is? Fei is from the name for Africa ‘feizhou’, means literally south Africa. “Print degrees Buddhist nun West Asia”. Also worth noting the UK translates to 联合王国 which is literally – United King Country – not far off! So, to be clear, these are not “literal translation of the Chinese names”, rather they are literally translations of characters used phonetically. 建国路88号现代城SOHO B座 504, Shanghai Email: [email protected] “Love your Orchid”. Literally it’s “Next to the West”. Chinese is the first language or the official language in China, Taiwan (Republic of China), Hongkong, and Macau The Chinese language is also spoken in countries with a significant number of Chinese speaking population like Indonesia (Java and Bali), Peninsular Malaysia, and Thailand. Brazil in Chinese is 巴西, ba xi. I hope you enjoyed this lesson! LTL Mandarin School believes that Chinese study should not be limited to the classroom. America in Chinese is 美国, mei guo which translates to beautiful country. Phone: +86 (0) 10 65129057 Russia in Chinese is 俄国 e guo. Gabon: 加蓬 Jiāpéng. “Hoping for/expecting big profits”. I'm away right now, so I will get back to you by email as soon as possible.