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McDonald’s Mai Dang Lao

McDonald’s is transliterated by sound to Chinese as 麦当劳 (mai dang lao), simplified, or 麥當勞, traditional.

麦 (mai) is wheat or a general term for wheat, barley, oats, rye, etc.
当 (dang) means appropriate, to serve as, or to be used as.
劳 (lao) means to work or to labor.

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