舊金山

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Chinese[edit]

old (opposite of new); former metal; money; gold mountain; hill
trad. (舊金山)
simp. (旧金山)
Literally: old gold mountain
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Etymology[edit]

The name refers to the gold rush in the 19th century, and "old" is in comparison to the "New Gold Mountain" (新金山) of Melbourne, Australia. 金山 can also be extended to refer to any place where riches are found.

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Proper noun[edit]

舊金山

  1. San Francisco (city in California, the United States)

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (舊金山):