舊金山

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See also: 旧金山

Chinese[edit]


old (opposite of new); former gold mine
trad. (舊金山) 金山
simp. (旧金山) 金山
Literally: “old gold mountain”.
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Etymology[edit]

The name refers to the gold rush in the 19th century, and "old" is in comparison to the "New Gold Mountain" (新金山 (Xīnjīnshān)) of Melbourne, Australia. (金山 (jīnshān) is being used loosely for any place of great chances for wealth in a similar fashion to the English "gold mine".)

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舊金山

  1. (chiefly Taiwan, dated in Mainland China, Hong Kong) San Francisco (city in California, the United States)

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Sino-Xenic (舊金山):