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Ally

China ā lì
Ally Vertical Wall Scroll

阿利 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Ally.

Ally

Japan arii
Ally Vertical Wall Scroll

アリー is the name Ally written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).


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

Sworn Friend / Ally

China méng yǒu
Japan meiyuu
Sworn Friend / Ally Vertical Wall Scroll

盟友 means a sworn friend or ally. If you stand on the same side of an issue with someone, and perhaps fight for the same cause together, this is the term you would use to describe such a partner.

There may not be a personal relationship, as this term is also used to describe whole countries that make a coalition, or fight against a common enemy.

This would be most appropriate if you are a high-level military officer, giving this wall scroll to an officer of another country as you join forces together, and go to war.


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Ally阿利ā lì / a1 li4 / a li / ali
Allyアリーarii / ari
Sworn Friend
Ally
盟友meiyuu / meiyuméng yǒu / meng2 you3 / meng you / mengyoumeng yu / mengyu
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.