Rio de Janeiro

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Rio de Janeiro (River of January). The city was named after the Guanabara Bay (the word rio, which in modern Portuguese means "river", could also mean other water bodies such as bays in the 16th century) and the date it was discovered by Portuguese founders: January 1, 1502.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹiːəʊ dɪ ʒəˈnɪəɹəʊ/, /ˈɹiːəʊ de ʒəˈneəɹəʊ/

Proper noun[edit]

Rio de Janeiro

  1. A state of the Southeast Region, Brazil. Capital: Rio de Janeiro.
  2. A municipality, the state capital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; former capital of Brazil.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Rio de Janeiro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌʁiːo də ʒaˈneːʁo/

Proper noun[edit]

Rio de Janeiro n (genitive Rio de Janeiros)

  1. A municipality, the state capital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; former capital of Brazil.
    Synonym: Rio
  2. A state of the Southeast Region, Brazil

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese Rio de Janeiro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈri.o de ʒaˈnɛj.ro/

Proper noun[edit]

Rio de Janeiro ?

  1. A municipality, the state capital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; former capital of Brazil.
    Synonym: Rio
  2. A state of the Southeast Region, Brazil

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Rio de Janeiro

  1. Rōmaji transcription of リオデジャネイロ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of リオ・デ・ジャネイロ

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Rio de Janeiro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrʲi.jɔ dɛ ʐaˈnɛj.rɔ/

Proper noun[edit]

Rio de Janeiro n

  1. Rio de Janeiro (a municipality, the state capital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; former capital of Brazil)
  2. Rio de Janeiro (a state of the Southeast Region, Brazil)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "river of January". The city was named after the Guanabara Bay (the word rio, which in modern Portuguese means "river", could also mean other water bodies such as bays in the 16th century) and the date it was discovered by Portuguese founders: January 1, 1502.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil including São Paulo) /ˈʁi.u d͡ʒi ʒaˈne(j).ɾu/, [ˈhi.u d͡ʒi ʒaˈne(ɪ̯).ɾu]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /ˈʁi.u d͡ʒi ʒaˈne(j).ɾu/, [ˈχi.u d͡ʒi ʒaˈne(ɪ̯).ɾu]
 
  • IPA(key): (Lisbon) /ˈʁi.u dɨ ʒɐˈnɐj.ɾu/, [ˈʁi.u ðɨ ʒɐˈnɐɪ̯.ɾu]
  • IPA(key): (non-Lisbon Portugal) /ˈʁi.u dɨ ʒɐˈne(j).ɾu/, [ˈʁi.u ðɨ ʒɐˈne(ɪ̯).ɾu]

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Proper noun[edit]

Rio de Janeiro m

  1. Rio de Janeiro (a municipality, the state capital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; former capital of Brazil)
    Synonym: Rio
  2. Rio de Janeiro (a state of the Southeast Region, Brazil)
    Synonym: RJ (abbreviation)

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Rio de Janeiro.

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