京城

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Chinese[edit]

capital; Beijing (abbrev.) city walls; city; town
simp. and trad.
(京城)

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Noun[edit]

京城

  1. (literary) capital city (of a country)

Usage notes[edit]

When translating the English term capital city, use 首都 (shǒudū) when referring to the capital of a country, 首府 (shǒufǔ) when referring to the capital of a state or autonomous region, and 省會省会 (shěnghuì) when referring to the capital of a province. Alternative terms for the capital of a country include 國都国都 (guódū), 京城 (jīngchéng), 京都 (jīngdū), 京邑 (jīngyì) and 都城 (dūchéng) all of which are more commonly used in literary language.

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Japanese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

京城 (hiragana けいじょう, rōmaji Keijō, historical hiragana けいじやう)

  1. (historical) (Japanese colonial era) Seoul
     (けい) (じょう)帝国大学 (ていこくだいがく)
    Keijō Teikoku Daigaku
    Keijō Imperial University

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

京城 (Gyeongseong) (hangeul 경성)

  1. Hanja form? of 경성 ((Japanese colonial era) Seoul).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

京城

  1. Hán tự form of Kinh thành (capital city; imperial city).