西貢

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Chinese[edit]

west tribute; gifts
trad. (西貢) 西
simp. (西贡) 西

Pronunciation[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from Vietnamese Sài Gòn

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Proper noun[edit]

西貢

  1. Saigon

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From 西 (, “west”) + (gòng, “tributes”), referring to the tributes from the west that were brought into the area, which served as a port during the Ming Dynasty.

Proper noun[edit]

西貢

  1. Sai Kung (town in Hong Kong)
  2. Sai Kung (peninsula in Hong Kong)
  3. Sai Kung (district in Hong Kong)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
西
さい
Grade: 2
ごん
Grade: S
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Vietnamese Sài Gòn. The kanji are ateji (当て字), from Chinese 西貢.

Proper noun[edit]

西貢 ‎(katakana サイゴン, romaji Saigon)

  1. Rare spelling of サイゴン.