新加坡

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(新加坡)
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Singapore, from Malay Singapura, from Sanskrit सिंहपुर(siṃhá-pura), from सिंह(siṃha, lion) +‎ पुर(pura, city).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

新加坡

  1. Singapore; the Republic of Singapore

Synonyms[edit]

  • (dated, still common in Cantonese) 星加坡 (Xīngjiāpō)
  • (dated) 新嘉坡 (Xīnjiāpō)
  • (regional, dated) 石叻 (Shílè)
  • (regional, dated) 叻埠 (Lèbù)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Duffus, William, "Singapore" (p. 245) in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, English Presbyterian Mission Press, 1883.