唐山

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

From  ("Tang Dynasty") +  ("mountain"). 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, Taiwan, dated) China (mainland)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From  ("Tang Dynasty") +  ("mountain"). The Tang Mountain was named after the Tang Dynasty, and Tangshan City was named after the Tang Mountain in the city.

Proper noun[edit]

唐山

  1. Tang Mountain (now called Dacheng Mountain)
  2. Tangshan (city in 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, romaji Tōzan)

  1. Tangshan (city in China)