中国

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of 中国 – see 中國.
(This term, 中国, is the simplified form of 中國.)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
こく > ごく
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (ちゅう, chū, "the middle") + (こく, koku, "country").

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. China (the Asian country)
  2. Chugoku area (the west area of Japan) (includes 鳥取県, 島根県, 岡山県, 広島県, 山口県)

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 中国語 ‎(chūgokugo): Chinese language
  • 中国人 ‎(chūgokujin): Chinese people, Chinese person
  • 中国料理 ‎(Chūgoku ryōri) Chinese cuisine
  • 中国地方 ‎(Chūgoku chihō): Chugoku-area (in Japan)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

ZhuangEdit

SawndipEdit

中国 ‎(Cunghgoz) ‎(traditional form 中國)

  1. China
  2. Taiwan
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