胡同

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 2

NounEdit

胡同 (katakana フートン, romaji fūton)

  1. hutong

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 衚衕

EtymologyEdit

From Mongolian hottog, meaning "water well". [Mongolian?] [script?]

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hútòng
Zhuyin ㄏㄨˊ ㄊㄨㄥˋ
IPA (key) /xu³⁵ tʰʊŋ⁵¹/
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NounEdit

胡同 (simplified, Pinyin hútòng, traditional 衚衕)

  1. hutong (a narrow street, lane, or alley in China; most often associated with Beijing)

Usage notesEdit

  • In some sources 衚衕 is considered an alternative form; in others it is considered a traditional form.
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 00:29