中央

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (中央, reconstructed)
Character (中), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 知 (9)
Final: 東
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 陟弓切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʈɨuŋ/ /ȶi̯uŋ/ /ȶiuŋ/ /ʈiuŋ/ /ʈuwŋ/ /ȶĭuŋ/ /ȶiuŋ/
Character (央), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 陽
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 於良切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɨɐŋ/ /ʔi̯aŋ/ /ʔiaŋ/ /ʔiɐŋ/ /ʔɨaŋ/ /ĭaŋ/ /ʔiɑŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (中央, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhōng ‹ trjuwng › /*truŋ/ center
yāng ‹ 'jang › /*ʔaŋ/ center (n.)

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17407 0 /*tuŋ/
14488 0 /*qaŋ/

Definitions[edit]

中央

  1. central; centre

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (中央):


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
おう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

中央 (hiragana ちゅうおう, romaji chūō)

  1. center, middle
    宮崎市 (みやざきし)は、宮崎県 (みやざきけん)のほぼ中央 (ちゅうおう)にある ()県庁所在地 (けんちょうしょざいち)中核市 (ちゅうかくし)である。
    miyazaki shi wa, miyazaki ken no hobo chūō ni aru shi de kenchō shozaichi, chūkaku shi de aru.
    Miyazaki city is roughly in the center of Miyazaki prefecture, and is its main city and capital.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

中央 (jung-ang) (hangeul 중앙)

  1. Hanja form? of 중앙, “center, middle”.