首都

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Chinese[edit]

 
head; chief; first (occasion); first (thing); measure word for poems
 
(surname); metropolis; capital city; all; both (if two things are involved); entirely (due to)each; even; already
simp. and trad.
(首都)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

首都 (classifier )

  1. capital; capital city (of a country)
    倫敦英國首都 [MSC, trad.]
    伦敦英国首都 [MSC, simp.]
    Lúndūn shì Yīngguó de shǒudū. [Pinyin]
    London is the capital of the UK.

Usage notes[edit]

When translating the English term capital city, use 首都 (shǒudū) when referring to the capital of a country, 首府 (shǒufǔ) 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.

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (首都):


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゅ
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

首都 ‎(hiragana しゅと, romaji shuto)

  1. capital, capital city
    東京 (とうきょう)日本 (にっぽん)首都 (しゅと)です。
    tōkyō wa nippon no shuto desu.
    Tokyo is the capital of Japan.
    京都 (きょうと)はかつて日本 (にっぽん)首都 (しゅと)でした。
    kyōto wa katsute nippon no shuto deshita.
    Kyoto was once Japan's capital.
    レイキャヴィークは、アイスランドの首都 (しゅと)である。
    reikyavīku wa,aisurando no shuto dearu.
    Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

首都 ‎(sudo) ‎(hangeul 수도)

  1. Hanja form? of 수도, “the capital of a country”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

首都

  1. Hán tự form of thủ đô, "capital, capital city"