European Countries' Names in Actual Chinese

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This is a map of Europe, labeled with what the symbols for each country means in Chinese.  Chinese writing is a lot different from English.  You have a symbol and you have to memorize how to pronounce it.  The symbol is a pictogram.  For example you combine the symbol of female and add it to the symbol for broom and the combined symbol is wife.  There is no relation to how the symbol is drawn, and how it is pronounced.

With that in mind, here are what the actual symbols mean in Chinese for some European countries:

England - Braveland
Ireland - Love Your Orchid
Spain - West Classtooth
France - Law land
Italy - Meaning Big Profit
Switzerland - Swiss Scholar
Germany - Moral-Land
Austria - Oh Ground Profit

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