火车

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Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

(huǒ, fire) +‎ (chē, vehicle) (in reference to the steam engines that early trains had).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

火车 (classifier , , , )

  1. train
    • 火车 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]huǒchē piào [Pinyin]train ticket
    • 火车 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]huǒchē zhàn [Pinyin]train station
    • 火车 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]zuò huǒchē [Pinyin] — to travel 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 term related to railway. 列車列车 is sometimes used instead to follow technology development as train are not steam powered anymore. But it only refer to the train itself and can't replace 火車火车 in the previous term.

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