唐山

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Chinese[edit]

Tang dynasty (618-907) mountain; hill
simp. and trad.
(唐山)

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Etymology 1[edit]

Many overseas Chinese think of the mainland as an unfathomably tall mountain, as a majority of them come from southern China, where it is lower in altitude compared to further into the mainland. They also connected the physical height of the mountains to the Tang Dynasty, when Chinese history was at its peak.

Proper noun[edit]

唐山

  1. (overseas, dated) China
  2. (Taiwan, dated) mainland China
    唐山台灣煞猛打拚耕山耕田 [Hakka, trad.]
    唐山台湾煞猛打拚耕山耕田 [Hakka, simp.]
    From: 客家本色
    Thòng-sân ko Thòi-vàn, mò pan tiám chhièn, sat-mâng tá-piang kâng-sân-kâng-thièn. [Pha̍k-fa-sṳ]
    [From] mainland China [they] went over to Taiwan, without any money, diligently cultivating the hill lands and tilling the fields.
    唐山台灣心肝 [Min Nan, trad.]
    唐山台湾心肝 [Min Nan, simp.]
    Tn̂g-soaⁿ kòe Tâi-oân, sim-koaⁿ kiat kui oân [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]
    As people went from mainland China over to Taiwan, their hearts became weighed down. (an idiom about the Chinese migration toward Taiwan in Qing Dynasty)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Named after the Tang Mountain in the city; the Tang Mountain was named after the Tang Dynasty

Proper noun[edit]

唐山

  1. Tang Mountain (now called Dacheng Mountain)
  2. () Tangshan (a prefecture-level city in Hebei, China)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: S
さん > ざん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Proper noun[edit]

唐山 (hiragana とうざん, rōmaji Tōzan)

  1. Tangshan (city in China)