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  1. American
  2. American Soldier / American Serviceman
  3. American Samoa
  4. American Football
  5. North American Opossum / Possum


Person from the USA
China méi guó rén
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This means "American" or literally "American Person" in Chinese.

American Soldier / American Serviceman

China méi guó jūn rén
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This means "American Soldier" or literally "American Military Person." This can also be translated as, "American military personnel," or "American serviceman." Gender is not specified in this title, so it's appropriate for male or female soldiers.

American Samoa

China měi shǔ sà mó yà
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This is the Chinese name for the territory of American Samoa (formerly known as Eastern Samoa).

This should not be confused with Independent Somoa which is to the west.

If you want just a general "Samoa" title, just use the plain "Samoa" entry, as it does not actually designate western, eastern, American, or independent.

See Also:  Oceania

American Football

China měi shì gǎn lǎn qiú
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美式橄欖球 is the Chinese title for "American football" (not to be confused with international football known as soccer in the USA).

If you are a player or fan of American football, this would make a great wall scroll for your home.

The first two characters mean "American style."
The last three characters mean football or rugby (a game involving an oblong or ovoid ball).
The "American" adjective is needed in this title to differentiate from Canadian football, Australian rules football, and rugby.

See Also:  Soccer

American Football

Japan ame futou
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This is a short word that means "American football" in Japanese.

It is supposed to sound like an abbreviated version, "ame futo" which sounds like "ah-may foot-oh" (American Football).

There's not a great standard way to say "football" in Japanese, as the sport is not popular in Japan. Other Japanese terms for football can be confused with soccer or rugby.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

See Also:  Soccer

American Football

Japan a me ri kan fu tto bo ru
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アメリカンフットボール is the full/long title for "American football" in Japanese Katakana.

It is "Amerikan Futtoboru" which is supposed to sound like "American Football."

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

See Also:  Soccer

North American Opossum / Possum

China běi měi fù shǔ
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This is the full title for North American Opossum (aphesis spelling: Possum). The first two characters mean "North American" as an adjective. The third character means "carries" and refers to the marsupial pouch. The last character means "rat." You could say the literal translation is "marsupial rat."

Chinese opossums vary from the North American variety. If you were to use the last two characters alone, it may suggest the species native to China.

See Also:  Year Of The Rat

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
American 美國人
méi guó rén
mei2 guo2 ren2
mei guo ren
mei kuo jen
American Soldier / American Serviceman 美國軍人
méi guó jūn rén
mei2 guo2 jun1 ren2
mei guo jun ren
mei kuo chün jen
American Samoa 美屬薩摩亞
měi shǔ sà mó yà
mei3 shu3 sa4 mo2 ya4
mei shu sa mo ya
American Football 美式橄欖球
měi shì gǎn lǎn qiú
mei3 shi4 gan3 lan3 qiu2
mei shi gan lan qiu
mei shih kan lan ch`iu
mei shih kan lan chiu
American Football アメフトame futou / amefutou / ame futo / amefuto
American Football アメリカンフットボールa me ri kan fu tto bo ru
North American Opossum / Possum 北美負鼠
běi měi fù shǔ
bei3 mei3 fu4 shu3
bei mei fu shu
pei mei fu shu

In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line. In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

Some people may refer to this entry as American Kanji, American Characters, American in Mandarin Chinese, American Characters, American in Chinese Writing, American in Japanese Writing, American in Asian Writing, American Ideograms, Chinese American symbols, American Hieroglyphics, American Glyphs, American in Chinese Letters, American Hanzi, American in Japanese Kanji, American Pictograms, American in the Chinese Written-Language, or American in the Japanese Written-Language.

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