北海道

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Chinese[edit]

North Sea; Beihai
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (北海道) 北海
simp. #(北海道) 北海

Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 北海道 (Hokkaidō). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

北海道

  1. Hokkaido (an island and prefecture of Japan)

Japanese[edit]

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北海道 (Hokkaidō): Hokkaido.
Kanji in this term
ほく > ほっ
Grade: 2
かい
Grade: 2
どう
Grade: 2
on’yomi goon

Etymology[edit]

From 北海 (hokkai, northern sea) +‎ (-dō, circuit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

北海道(ほっかいどう) (Hokkaidō (historical kana ほくかいだう)

  1. an island prefecture on the northern part of Japan; its capital city is 札幌 (Sapporo)
    Synonym: 北海 (Hokkai)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Hokkaido

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN