杭州

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From (a place name) + ("province; provincial capital"). The province's name derived from 餘杭, traditionally glossed as a mistake for ("Yu's ferry") but more likely a transcription into Old Chinese characters of a native Proto-Wu placename.

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Proper noun[edit]

杭州

  1. (geography) Hangzhou, a former imperial capital and the present capital of Zhejiang province in China.
  2. (geography) Hangzhou Bay, the adjacent bay of the East China Sea separating Shanghai and Ningbo.
  3. (historical, geography) Hangzhou, the former province of imperial China.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 3

Proper noun[edit]

杭州 (hiragana こうしゅう, romaji Kōshū)

  1. Hangzhou