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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)

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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 (jīngchéng), 京都 (jīngdū), 京邑 (jīngyì) and 都城 (dūchéng) all of which are more commonly used in literary language.

Proper nounEdit

京城

  1. (historical) (Japanese colonial era) Seoul, Gyeongseong or Keijō

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 2
じょう
Grade: 6
kan’on goon

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Proper nounEdit

京城 (hiragana けいじょう, rōmaji Keijō, historical hiragana けいじやう)

  1. (historical) (Japanese colonial era) Seoul, Gyeongseong or Keijō
    京城 (けいじょう)帝国大学 (ていこくだいがく)
    Keijō Teikoku Daigaku
    Keijō Imperial University

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

京城 (Gyeongseong) (hangeul 경성)

  1. Hanja form? of 경성 ((Japanese colonial era) Seoul, Gyeongseong or Keijō).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

京城

  1. Hán tự form of Kinh thành (capital city; imperial city).