England (英 国 yīng gúo)

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Country of England.
The Chinese word 英 yīng is pronounced in the first tone. 英 means outstanding talent. 英 was chosen as the Chinese character for England because of its pronunciation yīng in the first tone.
英国 means ‘country of England’. 国 gúo is pronounced in the second tone and means country.


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