唐山

ChineseEdit

Tang dynasty (618-907) mountain; hill
simp. and trad.
(唐山)

PronunciationEdit


Etymology 1Edit

From  ("Tang Dynasty") +  ("mountain"). Many overseas Chinese think of the mainland as an unfathomably tall mountain, as a majority of them come from southern China, where it is lower in altitude compared to further into the mainland. They also connected the physical height of the mountains to the Tang Dynasty, when Chinese history was at its peak.

Proper nounEdit

唐山

  1. (overseas, Taiwan, dated) China (mainland)
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Etymology 2Edit

From  ("Tang Dynasty") +  ("mountain"). The Tang Mountain was named after the Tang Dynasty, and Tangshan City was named after the Tang Mountain in the city.

Proper nounEdit

唐山

  1. Tang Mountain (now called Dacheng Mountain)
  2. Tangshan (city in China)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (Min Nan) Ministry of Education, R.O.C. (2011), “Entry #5827”, Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan (臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典)[1]

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: S
さん > ざん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Proper nounEdit

唐山 ‎(hiragana とうざん, romaji Tōzan)

  1. Tangshan (city in China)
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