北京

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Chinese[edit]

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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]


Proper noun[edit]

北京

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

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2
Irregular

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(north) + (capital city).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

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

  1. Beijing (capital of China)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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

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]


Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

北京

  1. Hán tự form of Bắc Kinh, "Beijing"