杭州

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Chinese[edit]

crossing
Hangzhou
(see etymology)
province/prefecture
provincial/prefectural capital
simp. and trad.
(杭州)

Etymology[edit]

From (a place name) + ("province or prefecture; provincial or prefectural capital"). The province's name derived from 餘杭, 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.

Synonyms[edit]


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