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  1. American
  2. American Soldier / American Serviceman
  3. American Football
  4. American Samoa
  5. North American Opossum / Possum
  6. Mi Guk Kwan
  7. Che Guevara


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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<mark>American</mark> Soldier / <mark>American</mark> Serviceman

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 Football

China měi shì gǎn lǎn qiú
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<mark>American</mark> Football

This 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 (basically, 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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<mark>American</mark> Football

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.

See Also...  Soccer

American Football

Japan a me ri kan fu tto bo ru
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<mark>American</mark> Football

This is the full/long title for "American football" in Japanese. It is "Amerikan Futtoboru" which is supposed to sound like "American Football".

See Also...  Soccer

American Samoa

China měi shǔ sà mó yà
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<mark>American</mark> Samoa

This is the Chinese name for the territory of American Samoa (formerly known as Eastern Samoa). Not to 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

North American Opossum / Possum

China běi měi fù shǔ
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North <mark>American</mark> Opossum / Possum

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

Mi Guk Kwan

American School
China měi guó guǎn
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Mi Guk Kwan

This is a Korean Hanja title, which roughly means, "U.S. School".

The first two characters mean "USA" (literally: Beautiful Kingdom/Country).

The last character means, "school", "building", "schoolroom" in this context.

This "Mi Guk Kwan" title is used to mean, "The American School of Tang Soo Do".

If you want this in modern Korean Hangul, just click the Hangul in the pronunciation box next to the Korean flag above.

Che Guevara

Latin American / Cuban Revolutionary
China qiè gé wǎ lā
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Che Guevara

Che GuevaraThis is the name "Che Guevara", as written (transliterated) in Mandarin Chinese.

Once revered by Chinese people as a Socialist rebel, he's now just a historical figure that school children briefly learn about in China.

This is because China used to be a truly-Communist/Socialist nation, and thus, other Communists and Socialists were heroes.

In modern China, with it's free-market economy, those former heroes fade a little.

We are not offering the "Che" character alone, as few would associate it with Che Guevara, so you really need the full name to be clear (minus Ernesto, which is his real first name).

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
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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

Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
n/améi guó rén
mei guo ren
mei kuo jen
mei2 guo2 ren2
American Soldier / American Serviceman美国军人
n/améi guó jūn rén
mei guo jun ren
mei kuo chün jen
mei2 guo2 jun1 ren2
American Football美式橄榄球
n/aměi shì gǎn lǎn qiú
mei shi gan lan qiu
mei shih kan lan ch`iu
mei3 shi4 gan3 lan3 qiu2
mei shih kan lan chiu
American Footballアメフト
ame futou
ame futo
American Footballアメリカンフットボール
a me ri kan fu tto bo ru
American Samoa美属萨摩亚
n/aměi shǔ sà mó yà
mei shu sa mo ya
mei3 shu3 sa4 mo2 ya4
North American Opossum / Possum北美负鼠
n/aběi měi fù shǔ
bei mei fu shu
pei mei fu shu
bei3 mei3 fu4 shu3
Mi Guk Kwan美国馆
n/aměi guó guǎn
mei guo guan
mei kuo kuan
mei3 guo2 guan3
Che Guevara切格瓦拉
n/aqiè gé wǎ lā
qie ge wa la
ch`ieh ko wa la
qie4 ge2 wa3 la1
chieh ko wa la

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