中国

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 中國.
(This term, 中国, is the simplified form of 中國.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
こく > ごく
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese 中國 (literally Central Country)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

中国 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 中國, hiragana ちゅうごく, rōmaji Chūgoku)

  1. China (country in east Asia)
    • 1998 November 30, Fujiko F. Fujio, のびとアニマル惑星プラネット [Nobita and the Animal Planet] (大長編ドラえもん; 10), volume 10 (fiction, in Japanese), 22nd edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-140610-6, page 27:
      ねえねえ、 (いま) () ()みた⁉
      Nē nē, ima no chizu mita⁉
      Hey look, isn’t that a map⁉
      みた!いったいここはなんという (くに)だろう。
      Mita! Ittai koko wa nan to iu kuni darō.
      It is! And what country is this anyway?
      クニ?クニってなあに。
      Kuni? Kunitte nā ni.
      Country? What’s a country?
      アメリカとか (ちゅう) (ごく)とかいろいろあるじゃない。
      Amerika toka Chūgoku toka iroiro aru ja nai.
      There are countries like America and China, aren’t there?
      ぼくらは (にっ) (ぽん)からきたんだけど…。
      Bokura wa Nippon kara kitan dakedo….
      We’re from Japan, by the way….
      ニッポン?きいたことない。
      Nippon? Kiita koto nai.
      Japan? I’ve never heard of that before.
    • Himaruya, Hidekaz, “ヘタリアと愉快な仲間たち [Hetalia and Blissful Friends]”, in Axis Powers ヘタリア [Axis Powers Hetalia], volume 4 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Gentosha, ISBN 978-4-344-82234-4, page 12:
      中国
      【首都】北京
      【公用語】北京語
      【国花】牡丹
      【国旗の意味】
      大星は中国共産党と人民の団結を、4つの小星は労働者・農民・知識階級・愛国的資本家を表し、黄色は光明を象徴する。
      Chūgoku
      [Shuto] Pekin
      [Kōyōgo] Pekin-go
      [Kokka] Bōtan
      [Kokki no imi]
      Daisei wa Chūgoku Kyōsantō to jinmin no danketsu o, yotsu no shōsei wa rōdōsha, nōmin, chishiki kaikyū, aikokuteki shihonka o arawashi, kiiro wa kōmyō o shōchō suru.
      China
      [Capital] Beijing
      [Official language] Pekingese
      [National flower] Tree peony
      [National flag’s meaning]
      The big star is for the union of the Communist Party of China and the people, the 4 small stars represent workers, farmers, the intelligentsia and patriotic capitalists, and yellow is symbolic of a bright future.
  2. Chugoku (the west area of Japan including 鳥取県, 島根県, 岡山県, 広島県, 山口県)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Zhuang[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

中国 (traditional Sawndip form 中國)

  1. Simplified Sawndip form of Cunghgoz