杭州

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Chinese[edit]

(surname); Hangzhou province; state (United States); sub-prefecture
simp. and trad.
(杭州)

Etymology[edit]

The province's name derived from 餘杭余杭 (Yúháng), traditionally glossed as a mistake for (“Yu's ferry”) but more likely a transcription into Old Chinese characters of a native Proto-Wu placename.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

杭州

  1. (~) Hangzhou, a former imperial capital and the present capital of Zhejiang province in China.
  2. (~) Hangzhou Bay, the adjacent bay of the East China Sea separating Shanghai and Ningbo.
  3. (historical) Hang Prefecture or Province, a former division of imperial China.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Jinmeiyō
しゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Proper noun[edit]

杭州 (hiragana こうしゅう, romaji Kōshū)

  1. Hangzhou