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ChineseEdit

capital; Beijing (abbrev.) city walls; city; town
simp. and trad.
(京城)

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NounEdit

京城

  1. (literary) capital city (of a country)

Usage notesEdit

When translating the English term capital city, use 首都 (shǒudū) when referring to the capital of a country, 首府 (shǒufǔ) when referring to the capital of a state or autonomous region, and 省會省会 (shěnghuì) when referring to the capital of a province. Alternative terms for the capital of a country include 國都国都 (guódū), 京城, 京都 (jīngdū), 京邑 (jīngyì) and 都城 (dūchéng) all of which are more commonly used in literary language.

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