Chinese Word Entry

中元普渡
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄨㄥ ㄩㄢˊ ㄆㄨˇ ㄉㄨˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): zhōng yuán pǔ dù
Cantonese (Jyutping): zung1 jyun4 pou2 dou6
Definition: Ghosts' festival on 15th day of 7th moon

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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

universal, wide(ly), generally, Prussia, general, widespread
Readings
Mandarin: ㄆㄨˇ (pǔ)
Cantonese: pou2
Japanese: フ (fu)、 ホ (ho) / あまね.く (amaneku)、 あまねし (amaneshi)
Korean: 보 (bo)
Vietnamese: phổ

transit, ford, ferry, cross, import, deliver, diameter, migrate, ferry over
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄨˋ (dù)
Cantonese: dou6
Japanese: ト (to) / わた.る (wataru)、 -わた.る (-wataru)、 わた.す (watasu)、 わたし (watashi)
Korean: 도 (do)
Vietnamese: độ, đò