首府

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Chinese[edit]

 
head; chief; first (occasion); first (thing); measure word for poems
prefecture; mansion
simp. and trad.
(首府)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

首府

  1. capital (of a state, autonomous region, etc.)
    布里斯班澳大利亞昆士蘭首府 [MSC, trad.]
    布里斯班澳大利亚昆士兰首府 [MSC, simp.]
    Bùlǐsībān shì Àodàlìyà Kūnshìlán zhōu shǒufǔ. [Pinyin]
    Brisbane is the capital of Queensland.

Usage notes[edit]

When translating the English term capital city, use 首都 (shǒudū) when referring to the capital of a country, 首府 when referring to the capital of a state or autonomous region, and 省會省会 (shěnghuì) when referring to the capital of a province. Alternative terms for the capital of a country include 國都国都 (guódū), 京城 (jīngchéng), 京都 (jīngdū), 京邑 (jīngyì) and 都城 (dūchéng) all of which are more commonly used in literary language.

Proper noun[edit]

首府

  1. An alternate name used for various capitals, particularly Dali (大理) when it served as the capital of an independent medieval kingdom.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 4

Noun[edit]

首府 (hiragana しゅふ, rōmaji shufu)

  1. capital; metropolis