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中國

ChineseEdit

simpl.
trad.

EtymologyEdit

From  ("center, central") +  ("country, kingdom").

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (中國, reconstructed)
Character (中), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 知 (9)
Final: 東
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 陟弓切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʈɨuŋ/ /ȶi̯uŋ/ /ȶiuŋ/ /ʈiuŋ/ /ʈuwŋ/ /ȶĭuŋ/ /ȶiuŋ/
Character (國), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 德
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 古或切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kwək̚/ /kwək̚/ /kuək̚/ /kʷək̚/ /kwək̚/ /kuək̚/ /kuək̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (中國, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhōng ‹ trjuwng › /*truŋ/ center
guó ‹ kwok › /*kʷˁək {*[k]ʷˁək}/ state (n.)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17407 0 /*tuŋ/
17410 0 /*tuŋs/
5547 0 /*kʷɯːɡ/

Proper nounEdit

中國

  1. China
    • 中國首都北京 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Zhōngguó de shǒudū shì Běijīng. [Pinyin]
      The capital of China is Beijing.
    • 現在中國旅行 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Tā xiànzài zài Zhōngguó lǚxíng. [Pinyin]
      He's travelling around China right now.
    • 喜歡中國文學 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ xǐhuān Zhōngguó wénxué ma? [Pinyin]
      Do you like Chinese literature?

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (中國):

See alsoEdit

  • (Huá-) (abbreviation)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
こく > ごく
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Proper nounEdit

中國 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 中国, hiragana ちゅうごく, romaji Chūgoku)

  1. China

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

Proper nounEdit

中國 (Jungguk) (hangeul 중국)

  1. Hanja form? of 중국, “China”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Proper nounEdit

中國

  1. Hán tự form of Trung Quốc, "China"