Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 11:17

杭州

ChineseEdit

(surname); Hangzhou (United States) state; province; sub-prefecture
simp. and trad.
(杭州)

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.

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こう
Jinmeiyō
しゅう
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Proper nounEdit

杭州 (hiragana こうしゅう, romaji Kōshū)

  1. Hangzhou