北京

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Chinese[edit]

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north capital; Beijing (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(北京)
Literally: “northern capital”.

Etymology[edit]

Chosen by the Yongle Emperor to distinguish the city from 南京 (Nánjīng, “Nanjing”), the southern of the two capitals of the Ming Dynasty.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

北京

  1. Beijing, Peking (capital city of the People's Republic of China)
    中國首都北京 [MSC, trad.]
    中国首都北京 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhōngguó de shǒudū shì Běijīng. [Pinyin]
    The capital of China is Beijing.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (historic): 北平 (Běipíng)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きん
Grade: 2
Irregular

‎(north) + ‎(capital city).

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Particularly: “from English?”

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

北京 ‎(katakana ペキン, romaji Pekin)

  1. Beijing; Peking
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほく > ほっ
Grade: 2
きょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

北京 ‎(hiragana ほっきょう, romaji hokkyō, historical hiragana ほくきやう)

  1. a northern capital

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

北京 ‎(Bukgyeong) ‎(hangeul 북경)

  1. Hanja form? of 북경, “Beijing”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

北京

  1. Hán tự form of Bắc Kinh, “Beijing