四川

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Chinese[edit]

four; 4
 
river; creek; plain; an area of level country; Sichuan province (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(四川)

Etymology[edit]

During the Tang dynasty, the area of what is now Sichuan, was administratively divided into three regions based on the main throughfares through the mountains 川道 ‎(chuāndào, mountain pass (often near a river)) at the time. During the Song dynasty, these regions were further re-sectioned into four separate regions, giving rise to its modern name: 四川 (literally: four mountain passes).

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Proper noun[edit]

四川

  1. Sichuan

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
せん
Grade: 1

Proper noun[edit]

四川 ‎(hiragana しせん, romaji Shisen)

  1. Sichuan