Basic Language | Mei

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mei : beautiful Pinyinměi (third tone)
Englishbeautiful; admirable
Pronounced like 'may' with a dip in tone in the middle

The character combines elements of 'sheep' and 'mature person' to form a well proportioned character for someone with mild and gentle disposition. Just as in the case of 'ying' there is a national interest too. The Chinese have transliterated the first part of 'America' as 'mei' and so 'mei guo' is America.

shì měi guó rén
ni : you shi : is; yes; correct mei : beautiful guo : country; kingdom ren : person
you are beautiful=America country person = Person from America

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