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middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
east
trad. (中東)
simp. (中东)
 
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EtymologyEdit

Calque of English Middle East.(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

中東

  1. Middle East (region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa)

Derived termsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

 中東 on Japanese Wikipedia
 Middle East on Wikipedia
 
中東 (Chūtō): the Middle East.
Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
とう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (chū, middle) +‎ (, east), as a calque of English Middle East.[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

中東 (hiragana ちゅうとう, rōmaji Chūtō)

  1. the Middle East (region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

中東 (Jungdong, McCune-Reischauer: Chungdong, Yale: Cwungtong) (hangeul 중동)

  1. Hanja form? of 중동 (Middle East).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

Proper nounEdit

中東

  1. Hán tự form of Trung Đông (Middle East).