Chinese names of European countries

Thanks to @Amazing_Maps for another great map.  This one gives translations of Chinese names for European countries.  They tend to be phonetic representations of their real names, but the results offer up some howlers.

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Here are a couple of my favorites:

Sweden = Very Lucky Soldiers

Germany = Moral Land

Italy = Meaning Big Profit

Switzerland = Swiss Scholar

Greece = Hope December

France = Lawland

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