首爾

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (首爾)
simp. (首尔)
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Korean 서울 (Seoul).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

首爾

  1. Seoul

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • 漢城汉城 (Hànchéng) was the name used for the city until 2005, when the city government changed its official Chinese name to 首爾首尔 (Shǒu'ěr). 漢城汉城 (Hànchéng) remains to be used in unofficial settings.
  • The use of the original name 漢城汉城 (Hànchéng) is dispreferred in both Koreas. The name 首爾首尔 (Shǒu'ěr) was specifically designed for transliterating the Korean name 서울 (Seoul) into modern Standard Chinese and is not a Korean hanja (Sino-Korean) representation of the city name, which doesn't have a hanja form.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 2

Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Proper noun[edit]

首爾 (katakana ソウル, rōmaji Souru)

  1. Rare spelling of ソウル.