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For pronunciation and definitions of – see 中國 (“China; the Middle Kingdom; the Chūgoku region of Japan; etc.”).
(This term, 中国, is the simplified form of 中國.)
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JapaneseEdit

 中国 on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
こく > ごく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese 中國 (literally Central Country)

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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

  1. China (country in east Asia)
    • 1998 November 30 [Nov 25 1990], Fujiko F. Fujio, のびとアニマル惑星プラネット [Nobita and the Animal Planet] (大長編ドラえもん; 10), volume 10 (fiction, in Japanese), 22nd edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 27:
      ねえねえ、 (いま) () ()みた⁉
      Nē nē, ima no chizu mita⁉
      Hey look, isn’t that a map⁉
      みた!いったいここはなんという (くに)だろう。
      Mita! Ittai koko wa nan to iu kuni darō.
      It is! And what country is this anyway?
      クニ?クニってなあに。
      Kuni? Kuni tte nāni.
      Country? What’s a country?
      アメリカとか (ちゅう) (ごく)とかいろいろあるじゃない。
      Amerika toka Chūgoku toka iroiro aru ja nai.
      There are countries like America and China, aren’t there?
      ぼくらは (にっ) (ぽん)からきたんだけど…。
      Bokura wa Nippon kara kitan dakedo….
      We’re from Japan, by the way….
      ニッポン?きいたことない。
      Nippon? Kiita koto nai.
      Japan? I’ve never heard of that before.
  2. (region of Japan) Chūgoku region

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

ZhuangEdit

Proper nounEdit

中国 (traditional Sawndip form 中國)

  1. Simplified Sawndip form of Cunghgoz (/s/)