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Zhong 中 means noon/middle. As in zhongwu 中午 afternoon etc. So does china 中国 mean middle country?

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    The answer is on this website. Please check! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China
    no 中国doesn't means middle countty,instead it means people republic of china.中国is the short of 中华人民共和国

    Englese?
    传说中的英式中文?
    Just like Chinglish!!

    you have made a similar mistake just like "shuiguo"
    中国 is a proper noun and can not be seperated
    only some of the words can be explained seperately
    "中" has many meanings,and is only a bound morpheme in China,it has to bound with other morphemes to form a word

    HAHA,YOUR QUEATION IS SO LOVELY!

    那是因为古时候的的中国人认为我们的国家是在地球的中央,所以就用“中”这个字~~~the ancient chinese though that our country is in the middle of the earth,so the use "zhong"

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