火車

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("fire") +  ("vehicle"). (in reference to the steam engines that early trains had).

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Noun[edit]

火車 (classifier , , , )

  1. train
    • 火車上海 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ zuò huǒchē qù Shànghǎi. [Pinyin]
      I am going to Shanghai by train.

Usage note[edit]

火車火车 refer to the train itself and to the mode of transportation. So it is used in terms related to the railway. 列車列车 is sometimes used instead to follow technology development as trains are not steam powered anymore. But it only refers to the train itself and can't replace 火車火车 in the previous term.

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