衚衕

ChineseEdit

lane lane
trad. (衚衕)
simp. (胡同)

EtymologyEdit

From Mongolian hottog, meaning "water well". [Mongolian needed] [script needed]

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

衚衕

  1. hutong (a narrow street, lane, or alley in China; most often associated with Beijing)

Usage notesEdit

  • In some sources 衚衕 is considered an alternative form; in others it is considered a traditional form.
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