Pyongyang

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Korean 평양 (平壤, Pyeong'yang, “flat land”), from McCune–Reischauer (MR) romanisation P'yŏngyang, a Sino-Korean word from 平壤.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpjɑŋˈjæŋ/, /ˌpjʌŋˈjɑŋ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpjɒŋˈjæŋ/, /ˌpjʌŋˈjɑːŋ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æŋ, (UK) -ɑːŋ

Proper noun[edit]

Pyongyang

  1. The capital city of North Korea.
    • 1980 [October 13, 1945], Kim, Il-sung, “LET US UNITE AND BUILD A NEW, DEMOCRATIC KOREA”, in Kim Il Sung Works[1], volume 1, Pyongyang: Foreign Languages Publishing House, OCLC 8532530, page 305:
      Sitting together with you, representatives of all social strata in Pyongyang, today when our country is rejoicing at its liberation, I can hardly restrain my overflowing emotions.
      I am heartily grateful to you, representatives of all walks of life in Pyongyang, for arranging this significant gathering despite the busy life you are leading today to build a new Korea.
    • 2022 May 17, “North Korean military ramps up Covid response as outbreak grows”, in France 24[2], archived from the original on 17 May 2022:
      Hundreds of personnel in camouflage uniforms from the Korean People's Army medical units were seen rallying in the capital Pyongyang in photos released by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
      The military "urgently deployed its powerful forces to all pharmacies in Pyongyang City and began to supply medicines under the 24-hour service system", KCNA said.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Pyongyang.
  2. (metonymically) The North Korean government.
    • 2022 May 17, “North Korean military ramps up Covid response as outbreak grows”, in France 24[3], archived from the original on 17 May 2022:
      Pyongyang has so far not responded to an offer of help from Seoul, according to South Korea's unification ministry.
      South Korea's new president Yoon Suk-yeol has taken a hawkish stance on his country's nuclear-armed neighbour, but told lawmakers Monday that he would "not hold back" on aid -- if Pyongyang accepts.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Pyongyang.

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Pyongyang f

  1. Pyongyang (the capital city of North Korea)

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pjonɡjanɡ]
  • Hyphenation: Pyong‧yang

Proper noun[edit]

Pyongyang

  1. Pyongyang (the capital city of North Korea)

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