Chinese Word Entry

中元
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄨㄥ ㄩㄢˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): Zhōng yuán
Cantonese (Jyutping): zung1 jyun4
Definition: Ghost Festival on 15th day of 7th lunar month when offerings are made to the deceased

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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 (chuu) / なか (naka)、 うち (uchi)、 あた.る (ataru)
Korean: 중 (jung)
Vietnamese: trung, trúng

beginning, former time, origin, first, dollar, head
Readings
Mandarin: ㄩㄢˊ (yuán)
Cantonese: jyun4
Japanese: ゲン (gen)、 ガン (gan) / もと (moto)、 こうべ (koube)
Korean: 원 (weon)
Vietnamese: nguyên