胡同

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

胡同

  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.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

胡同 (katakana フートン, romaji fūton)

  1. hutong