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Gillette Ji Lie

吉 (ji) means auspicious, lucky, or something favorable.

列 (lie) means to line up, to arrange, or to make into a list.

The Chinese transliteration for Gillette is 吉列 (ji lie, pronounced gee-lee-eh). In Taiwan, Gillette used to be known as 吉利 (ji li), an existing Chinese term meaning auspicious. Either way, Gillette’s name captures the lining up of luck and favor.

Gillette in Chinese

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