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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Example Sentences
The famous Great Canal is the longest and earliest manual-canal in the world.
The figure in the logo resembles a runner or dancer and the Chinese character "jing" which means "capital".
For one, as students from outside Beijing, they aren't allowed into job fairs held on the campuses of some Beijing universities.
Mr. Wen fielded a series of polite questions from a meeting with more than 60 foreign executives, who were in Beijing to attend a business summit.
High-speed rail services from Beijing to Wuhan are expected to open by the end of next year, according to Changjiang Daily.