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Chinese Names for Asian Countries Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Vocabulary

We’re learning the Chinese names for all the countries of the world (and some states and cities as well), region by region. In case you missed any of the past posts, here are links for you:

Now it’s time to move on to the largest continent on Earth – Asia (亚洲 – yà zhōu).

Map of Asia

Map of Asia

There are 48 sovereign states in Asia; here are all of them in Chinese:

English Chinese Pinyin
Afghanistan 阿富汗 ā fù hàn
Armenia 亚美尼亚 yà měi ní yǎ
Azerbaijan 阿塞拜疆 ā sè bài jiāng
Bahrain 巴林 bā lín
Bangladesh 孟加拉国 mèng jiā lā guó
Bhutan 不丹 bù dān
Brunei 文莱 wén lái
Cambodia 柬埔寨 jiǎn pǔ zhài
China 中国 zhōng guó
Cyprus 塞浦路斯 sāi pǔ lù sī
Georgia 格鲁吉亚 gé lǔ jí yà
India 印度 yìn dù
Indonesia 印度尼西亚 yìn dù ní xī yà
Iran 伊朗 yī lǎng
Iraq 伊拉克 yī lā kè
Israel 以色列 yǐ sè liè
Japan 日本 rì běn
Jordan 约旦 yuē dàn
Kazakhstan 哈萨克斯坦 hā sà kè sī tǎn
Kuwait 科威特 kē wēi tè
Kyrgyzstan 吉尔吉斯共和国 jí ěr jí sī gòng hé guó
Laos 老挝 lǎo wō
Lebanon 黎巴嫩 lí bā nèn
Malaysia 马来西亚 mǎ lái xī yà
Maldives 马尔代夫 mǎ ěr dài fū
Mongolia 蒙古 méng gǔ
Myanmar (Burma) 缅甸 miǎn diàn
Nepal 尼泊尔 ní bó ěr
North Korea 北朝鲜 běi cháo xiǎn
Oman 阿曼 ā màn
Pakistan 巴基斯坦 bā jī sī tǎn
Philippines 菲律宾 fēi lǜ bīn
Qatar 卡塔尔 kǎ tǎ ěr
Russia 俄罗斯 é luó sī
Saudi Arabia 沙特阿拉伯 shā tè ā lā bó
Singapore 新加坡 xīn jiā pō
South Korea 韩国 hán guó
Sri Lanka 斯里兰卡 sī lǐ lán kǎ
Syria 叙利亚 xù lì yǎ
Tajikistan 塔吉克斯坦 tǎ jí kè sī tǎn
Thailand 泰国 tài guó
Timor-Leste 东帝汶 dōng dì wèn
Turkey 土耳其 tǔ ěr qí
Turkmenistan 土库曼斯坦 tǔ kù màn sī tǎn
United Arab Emirates 阿拉伯联合酋长国 ā lā bó lián hé qiú zhǎng guó
Uzbekistan 乌兹别克斯坦 wū zī bié kè sī tǎn
Vietnam 越南 yuè nán
Yemen 阿富汗 yě mén

Now see if you can answer these questions in Chinese:

Are you from Asia?
你来自亚洲吗?nǐ lái zì yà zhōu ma?

Which country?
什么国家的?shén me guó jiā de?

Have you been to Asia? Which countries?
你去过亚洲吗?什么国家?nǐ qù guò yà zhōu ma? shén me guó jiā?

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Sasha is a teacher, student, writer, photographer, web designer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently planning a trip through Central/South America.


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