Japanese Word Entry

中國

Simplified Japanese form: 中国

Kana:ちゅうごく
Definitions:
  1. China

  2. Chūgoku region of western Honshu (incl. Okayama, Hiroshima, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi prefectures)

  3. central part of a country, main region

  4. province of the second lowest rank (ritsuryo system)

Alternative Kana: ちゅうこく

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Chinese characters used in this word

in, inside, middle, mean, center, central, in the midst of, hit (target), attain
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄨㄥ (zhōng), ㄓㄨㄥˋ (zhòng)
Cantonese: zung1, zung3
Japanese: チュウ / なか、 うち、 あた.る
Korean:
Vietnamese: trung, trúng

country, nation, nation-state
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄨㄛˊ (guó)
Cantonese: gwok3
Japanese: コク / くに
Korean:
Vietnamese: quốc
Variants
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