東京

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
きょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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東京 (hiragana とうきょう, historical hiragana とうきゃう, romaji tōkyō)

  1. an eastern capital
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 663)
      Tôqiǒ. トゥキャゥ (東京) Figaxino miyaco. (東の都) 東の地方の都 (Miaco).

Etymology 2[edit]

From an earlier pronunciation /toukyau/, which became /toːkyoː/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

東京 (hiragana とうきょう, historical hiragana とうきゃう, romaji Tōkyō)

  1. the capital of Japan; Tōkyō
    昨日、東京は曇りでしたか。
    きのう、とうきょうはくもりでしたか。
    Kinō, tōkyō wa kumori deshita ka.
    Was it cloudy in Tokyo yesterday?
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From an earlier pronunciation /toukei/, which became /toːkei/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

東京 (hiragana とうけい, romaji Tōkei)

  1. a historical (primarily early to mid Meiji period) reading of the name of the city of Tōkyō

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

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東京 (katakana トンキン, romaji Tonkin)

  1. the northernmost part of Vietnam; Tonkin

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 东京
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Dōngjīng
Zhuyin ㄉㄨㄥ ㄐㄧㄥ
IPA (key) /tʊŋ⁵⁵ t͡ɕiŋ⁵⁵/

Proper noun[edit]

東京 (traditional, Pinyin Dōngjīng, simplified 东京)

  1. Tokyo
  2. Former name of Kaifeng.
  3. Former name of Hanoi.

Noun[edit]

東京 (traditional, Pinyin Dōngjīng, simplified 东京)

  1. (historical) the eastern capital, in situations where dual capitals existed

See also[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 东京
trad.

Proper noun[edit]

東京 (traditional, POJ Tang-kiaⁿ, traditional 東京, simplified 东京)

  1. Tokyo