hong

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See also: hōng, hóng, hǒng, hòng, hồng, and Hong

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese (hong4, trade, business).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hong (plural hongs)

  1. A foreign trading company in China.

Anagrams[edit]


Ludian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Finnish honka.

Noun[edit]

hong

  1. forest pine

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hóng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǒng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hòng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Palauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese (hon).

Noun[edit]

hong

  1. book

Veps[edit]

Noun[edit]

hong

  1. forest pine