衚衕

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 胡同
trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Mongolian hottog, meaning "water well".

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

衚衕 (traditional, Pinyin hútòng, simplified 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.