俄罗斯

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simpl.
trad. 俄羅斯

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Росси́я (Rossíja) via Mongolian Орос (Oros) (Russia). Mongolian does not allow word-initial r-, and regressive vowel harmony generated the prosthetic word-initial vowel, which is retained in Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin éluósī
Zhuyin ㄜˊ ㄌㄨㄛˊ ㄙ
IPA (key) /ˀɤ³⁵ lu̯ɔ³⁵ sz̩⁵⁵/

Proper noun[edit]

俄罗斯 (simplified, Pinyin Éluósī, traditional 俄羅斯)

  1. Russia

Derived terms[edit]

  • 俄罗斯人 (Éluósīrén) a Russian (person), Russian people

Synonyms[edit]

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