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Milan

China mǐ lán
Japan mi ran
Milan Vertical Wall Scroll

米蘭 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin name Milan.

This also happens to be the Chinese name for the city Milan or Milano in Italy.

米蘭 are only used for their phonetic properties but this would mean "rice orchid." But any Chinese person will know that you are talking about either the Italian city or a person named Milan (and will not take the literal meaning).

Though technically, you are supposed to use Katakana instead of Kanji, this also sounds like Milan in Japanese. The pronunciation was borrowed from Chinese when Japan borrowed Chinese characters in the 5th century.

Milan

Japan miran
Milan Vertical Wall Scroll

ミラン is the Japanese Katakana (phonetic Japanese) for the name and city, Milan.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Milano / Milan

Italian City
China mǐ lán
Milano / Milan Vertical Wall Scroll

米蘭 is the Chinese name for Milano or Milan, the city in Italy.

米蘭 is also good if your name is Milan, and you want a wall scroll of your name in Mandarin Chinese.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Milan米蘭
米兰
mi ran / miranmǐ lán / mi3 lan2 / mi lan / milan
Milanミランmiran
Milano
Milan
米蘭
米兰
mǐ lán / mi3 lan2 / mi lan / milan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.