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Beauty / Beautiful / Handsome

China měi
Japan bi
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This word is often used to describe the beauty of a woman. However, when applied to a man, it can mean handsome. It's also the first character in the word for "beauty salon" which you will see all over China and Japan.

This can be used as the given name for a girl (spell it or say it as "Mei" or "May").

For a bit of trivia: The title for the "USA" in Chinese is "Mei Guo" which literally means "Beautiful Country." This name was bestowed at a time before Chairman Mao came to power and decided that China didn't like the USA anymore (even though we fought together against the Japanese in WWII). But these days, Chinese people love Americans (but have distaste for American politics and policy). But I digress...

This is also how "Beautiful" is written in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja. This character can also mean: very satisfactory; good; to be pleased with oneself; abbreviation for the USA; fine; handsome; admirable; madhura; sweet; pleasant.


See Also:  Beautiful Woman | Beautiful Girl


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Mandarin měi / mei3
Taiwan mei
Japanese mi
 bi
Chinese beautiful; very satisfactory; good; to beautify; to be pleased with oneself; the Americas; abbr. for 美洲[Mei3 zhou1]; USA; abbr. for 美國|美国[Mei3 guo2]
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (prefix) (1) (honorific or respectful language) august; (2) beautiful; (n,n-suf) beauty; (personal name) Yomisuru; (female given name) Yoshimi; (surname) Yoshihama; (personal name) Yoshitsugu; (female given name) Yoshi; (female given name) Mei; (female given name) Miyoshi; (female given name) Myuu; (female given name) Miho; (personal name) Misumi; (female given name) Misao (Misawo); (surname) Misaki; (given name) Miki; (female given name) Mii; (personal name) Mia; (surname) Mi; (personal name) Biki; (given name) Bi; (female given name) Harumi; (female given name) Haru
Fine, handsome, beautiful, admirable. madhura, sweet, pleasant.
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