北京

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See also: 北平

Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Proper noun[edit]

北京 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping bak1 ging1)

  1. Beijing (capital city of the People's Republic of China)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(north) + (capital city).

Proper noun[edit]

北京 (hiragana ぺきん, katakana ペキン, romaji Pekin)

  1. Beijing (capital city of the People's Republic of China)

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Etymology[edit]

(north) + (capital city).

Proper noun[edit]

北京 (Bukgyeong) (hangeul 북경)

  1. Beijing (capital city of the People's Republic of China)

Synonyms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

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Wikipedia cmn

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("north, northern") +  ("capital"), literally, "northern capital". Chosen by the Yongle Emperor to distinguish the city from 南京 (Nanjing), the southern of the two capitals of the Ming Dynasty.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin běijīng
Zhuyin ㄅㄟˇ ㄐㄧㄥ
IPA (key) /peɪ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡ɕiŋ⁵⁵/

Proper noun[edit]

北京 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Běijīng)

  1. Beijing (capital city of the People's Republic of China)

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ pak˥˥kiã˥˥ ]

Etymology[edit]

"Northern Capital" in Chinese, chosen by the Yongle Emperor to distinguish the city from 南京, the southern of the two capitals of the Ming Dynasty.

Proper noun[edit]

北京 (traditional and simplified, POJ Pak-kiaⁿ)

  1. Beijing (capital city of the People's Republic of China)

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

北京

  1. Hán form of Bắc Kinh, "Beijing"