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Meaning of 京

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Pinyin: jīng
English Definition: abbr. for Beijing; surname Jing; Jing ethnic minority; capital city of a country; big; algebraic term for a large number (old); artificial mound (old)
Chinese Definition:
①国都(现特指中国首都北京):京城。京都。京华(因京都是文物、人才汇集的地方,所以称京都为“京华”)。京畿(国都和国都附近的地方)。京剧。京师(首都的旧称)。京绣。京菜。
②大。
③古代数名,指一千万,亦指一亿兆。
④中国少数民族,主要分布于广西壮族自治区:京族。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictographic: A capital building on a hill
Character Formation:
  • Above to middle and below
    • [ tóu ] lid, cover; head
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ xiǎo ] small, tiny, insignificant
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Example Words:
北京 [ běi jīng ]: Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China; Peking; PRC government
京剧 [ jīng ]: Beijing opera; Classifiers: ,
南京 [ nán jīng ]: Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江苏 ; capital of China at different historical periods
北京市 [ běi jīng shì ]: Beijing; capital of People's Republic of China; one of the four municipalities 直辖市
东京 [ dōng jīng ]: Tokyo, capital of Japan; Tonkin (northern Vietnam during the French colonial period)
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