Talk:哈尔滨

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Etymology[edit]

@hippietrail It's unclear. I've read a short passage about it. There are only speculations. The only thing, which is certain, is that it's not of Chinese origin, it's a phonetic transliteration of another language, probably Manchu, so there's no point in trying to translate it, the whole word, not just the first two characters. According to the English Wikipedia the meaning is "a place for drying fishing nets" (unsourced). --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 10:48, 15 January 2014 (UTC)