胡同

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

胡同 (katakana フートン, romaji fūton)

  1. hutong

Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 衚衕

Etymology[edit]

From Mongolian hottog, meaning "water well". [Mongolian?] [script?]

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hútòng
Zhuyin ㄏㄨˊ ㄊㄨㄥˋ
IPA (key) /xu³⁵ tʰʊŋ⁵¹/
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Noun[edit]

胡同 (simplified, Pinyin hútòng, traditional 衚衕)

  1. hutong (a narrow street, lane, or alley in China; most often associated with Beijing)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In some sources 衚衕 is considered an alternative form; in others it is considered a traditional form.