臺灣

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See also: 台湾 and 台灣

Chinese[edit]

 
(measure word); platform; stage; terrace; stand; support; desk; station; broadcasting station
bay; gulf
trad. (臺灣/台灣) /
simp. (台湾)

Etymology[edit]

Phonetic transliteration of Siraya term for "foreigner", recorded in Dutch records as "Tayowan" (and other variants), and in Chinese characters as "臺窩灣台窝湾" (and variants 大員大员, 大圓大圆, 臺員台员, 臺圓台圆).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

臺灣

  1. Taiwan
    臺灣原住民族 / 台湾原住民族  ―  táiwān yuánzhùmínzú  ―  Taiwanese aborigines

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although use of this form is encouraged by the ROC Ministry of Education, the alternate form 台灣 is now more commonly used.[1]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shih Hsiu-chuan. "Premier respects ‘choice’ on spelling", Taipei Times, 14 December 2010. Retrieved on 8 January 2015.

Japanese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

臺灣 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 台湾, hiragana たいわん, romaji Taiwan)

  1. Taiwan

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

臺灣 (Daeman) (hangeul 대만)

  1. Hanja form? of 대만, “Taiwan”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

臺灣

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Proper noun[edit]

臺灣

  1. Hán tự form of Đài Loan, "Taiwan"