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:

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
南京 nán jīng Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江苏 ; capital of China at different historical periods
东京 dōng jīng Tokyo, capital of Japan; Tonkin (northern Vietnam during the French colonial period)
京剧 jīng Beijing opera; Classifiers: ,
京城 jīng chéng capital of a country
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