Hong Kong

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese 香港 (hoeng1 gong2, “Fragrant Harbor”), the former name of a settlement in what is now Aberdeen on the southwest side of Hong Kong Island.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌhɒŋˈkɒŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒŋ
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Hong Kong

  1. A city in southeastern China, located on an island east of the Pearl River delta in the South China Sea; formerly owned by the United Kingdom.
    • 1850 December, “Foreign News”, in The Gentleman's Magazine[1], volume XXXIV, London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son, page 645:
      CHINA.
      A rebellion of more than ordinary importance is in progress in this country. At the departure of the last mail from Hong Kong numerous bands of robbers were plundering and burning throughout the provinces of Kangsi and Canton, and, having captured the city of Kintschan, had advanced to within 120 English miles of Canton.
  2. An island in southeastern China, Hong Kong Island, the site of the city of the same name, lying off Guangdong province.
  3. A special administrative region of China, which includes the city and island of the same name as well as nearby islands and the Kowloon Peninsula.
  4. (historical) A colony of the United Kingdom, which previously administered the area of the present-day Chinese special administrative region.

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Asturian[edit]

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Hong Kong m

  1. Hong Kong (a city, an island and special administrative region in southeastern China)

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hong Kong

  1. Alternative spelling of Hongkong, a city, an island and special administrative region in southeastern China

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Hong Kong (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Hong Kong
genitive Hong Kongin
partitive Hong Kongia
illative Hong Kongiin
singular plural
nominative Hong Kong
accusative nom. Hong Kong
gen. Hong Kongin
genitive Hong Kongin
partitive Hong Kongia
inessive Hong Kongissa
elative Hong Kongista
illative Hong Kongiin
adessive Hong Kongilla
ablative Hong Kongilta
allative Hong Kongille
essive Hong Kongina
translative Hong Kongiksi
instructive
abessive Hong Kongitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Hong Kong (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Hong Kongini Hong Kongimme
2nd person Hong Kongisi Hong Konginne
3rd person Hong Konginsa

French[edit]

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Hong Kong ?

  1. Hong Kong (a city, an island and special administrative region in southeastern China)

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese 香港 (fragrant harbour).

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Hong Kong f

  1. Hong Kong (a city, an island and special administrative region in southeastern China)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Hong Kong m (Cyrillic spelling Хонг Конг)

  1. Hong Kong (a city, an island and special administrative region in southeastern China)

Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xonˈkon/, [xõŋˈkõn]

Proper noun[edit]

Hong Kong m

  1. Hong Kong (a city, an island and special administrative region in southeastern China)

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