Good CharactersGo to Good Characters Home Page

Good Characters Naming Blog

Disney Di Shi Ni

There have been several transliterations in Chinese for Disney, and the one used in China is 迪士尼 (di shi ni).

迪 (di) can be seen as associated with 啟迪 (qi di), meaning to teach, to guide, or to enlighten.
士 (shi) is a person trained in certain fields or reference to a person worthy of respect.
And although dictionary says 尼 (ni) means “a Buddhist nun”—which is correct—when the character is used in a transliterated name, it simply represents the foreign sound and has no meaning.

The associations with education, guidance, and a learned and respected person make 迪士尼 (di shi ni) a good name that seems related to Disney’s mission.

Disney Chinese

Reference Links

Disney News - WSJ Chinese

Client Login