Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

Chinese name for China (as on passports): what you see below is the formal name for China (the country) as written on Chinese passports. The name for China is composed of seven characters. There is also a more common way to call China in Chinese. To view it, please click on the following link:

Chinese name for China

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SECTION 1:
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Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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中华人民共和国

SECTION 2:
MEANING OF EACH CHINESE CHARACTER

As you might know, Chinese words are often composed by two or more characters. Let's first see the meaning of the words contained in the name for China (as written on passports), then we'll go on character by character.

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zhong1hua2
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China, Chinese nation
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ren2min2
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The people
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gong4he2guo2
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Republic

First character of the Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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-Center, middle; China; in, among; medium, intermediate; mean, halfway between two extremes; intermediary
-Good for, agreeable to
-Right, OK, well
-A surname

Some Chinese characters have more than one pronunciation. This is one of them!
It can be pronounced also zhong4. Pronounced that way, it means: Hit, fit exactly; be hit by, fall into, be affected by, suffer, sustain.

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

Second character of the Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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-Magnificent, resplendent, splendid; prosperous, flourishing; flashy, extravagant; grizzled, greyish
-Your
-Corona; best part, essence, cream; China; Chinese language; course of time

Some Chinese characters have more than one pronunciation. This is one of them!
It can be pronounced also hua4. Pronounced that way, it means: A surname - no meaning.

This character has a different traditional version.

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- (same as simplified one's)

Third character of the Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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-Person, human being, man; everybody; adult; a person engaged in a particular activity; other people; personality; state of one's health; manpower
-A surname

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

Fourth character of the Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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-Civilians; the people; a member of a nationality; a person of a certain occupation
-Folk; civil
-A surname

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

Fifth character of the Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

Sixth character of the Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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-Gentle; harmonious
-Peace; sum; Japan
-Draw, tie
-Together with; to, with
-And
-A surname

Some Chinese characters have more than one pronunciation. This is one of them!
It can be pronounced also he4. Pronounced that way, it means: Join in the singing; compose a poem in reply.
It can be pronounced also hu2. Pronounced that way, it means: Join in the singing; compose a poem in reply Complete a set in mahjong.
It can be pronounced also huo2. Pronounced that way, it means: Join in the singing; compose a poem in reply Complete a set in mahjong Mix, mix powder with water or similar.
It can be pronounced also huo4. Pronounced that way, it means: Join in the singing; compose a poem in reply Complete a set in mahjong Mix, mix powder with water or similar Mix, blend; Measure word for the amounts of water used to wash things or to decoct medicinal herbs.

This character has a different traditional version.

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- Gentle; harmonious
- Peace
- Draw, tie
- A surname

Seventh character of the Chinese Name for China (as on passports)

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-Country, nation, state
-National, of the state
-A surname

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-(same as simplified one's)
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-(same as simplified one's)
SECTION 3:
TRADITIONAL VERSION

Traditional versions of
the name for China (as on passports)

The name for China (as on passports) has 2 different traditional versions.

Name for China (as on passports)
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Traditional Chinese Name for China (as on passports) 1
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