澳洲

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Chinese[edit]

 
deep bay; cove; bay; harbor; (abbrev) Australia; Macao
continent; island
trad. (澳洲)
simp. #(澳洲)

Etymology[edit]

From (Ào, abbreviation of 澳大利亞澳大利亚 (Àodàlìyà), from English Australia) + (zhōu, “continent”).

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Proper noun[edit]

澳洲

  1. Australia
    低價中國商品澳洲市場打開局面 [MSC, trad.]
    低价中国商品澳洲市场打开局面 [MSC, simp.]
    Dījià ràng Zhōngguó shāngpǐn zài Àozhōu de shìchǎng dǎkāi júmiàn. [Pinyin]
    The low price of China's goods allows them to break into the Australian market.
  2. (dated) Oceania

Usage notes[edit]

While 澳洲 is commonly used within Australia by speakers of Chinese to denote Australia, it is not always understood outside of Australia, or is misunderstood as Oceania. To prevent confusion, the formal term 澳大利亞澳大利亚 (Àodàlìyà) can be used.

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