衚衕

MandarinEdit

simpl. 胡同
trad.

EtymologyEdit

From Mongolian hottog, meaning "water well".

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

衚衕 (traditional, Pinyin hútòng, simplified 胡同)

  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 01:40