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杭州

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From (a place name) + ("province; provincial capital"). The province's name derived from 餘杭, traditionally glossed as a mistake for ("Yu's ferry") but more likely a transcription into Old Chinese characters of a native Proto-Wu placename.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

杭州

  1. (geography) Hangzhou, a former imperial capital and the present capital of Zhejiang province in China.
  2. (geography) Hangzhou Bay, the adjacent bay of the East China Sea separating Shanghai and Ningbo.
  3. (historical, geography) Hangzhou, the former province of imperial China.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 3

Proper nounEdit

杭州 (hiragana こうしゅう, romaji Kōshū)

  1. Hangzhou