中州

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
なか
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Compound of (naka, middle, center) +‎ (su, sandbank).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

中州 (hiragana なかす, romaji nakasu)

  1. a sandbank in a river

Etymology 2[edit]

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

From Middle Chinese compound 中州 (*djiung *jiou). Compare modern Mandarin 中州 (zhōngzhōu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

中州 (hiragana ちゅうしゅう, historical hiragana ちゆうしう, romaji chūshū)

  1. (archaic) the central location of some larger geographic area

Proper noun[edit]

中州 (hiragana ちゅうしゅう, historical hiragana ちゆうしう, romaji Chūshū)

  1. (archaic) China

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Mandarin[edit]

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simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhōngzhōu
Zhuyin ㄓㄨㄥ ㄓㄡ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʊŋ⁵⁵ ʈ͡ʂoʊ̯⁵⁵/

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

中州 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhōngzhōu)

  1. the central plains of China (present-day Henan and nearby)