Chinese Word Entry

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄨㄥ ㄍㄨˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): zhōng gǔ
Cantonese (Jyutping): zung1 gu2
  1. medieval

  2. Middle Ages

  3. Chinese middle antiquity, 3rd to 9th centuries, including Sui and Tang Dynasties

  4. Middle (of a language, e.g. Middle English)

  5. used

  6. second-hand

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Chinese characters used in this word

in, inside, middle, mean, center, central, in the midst of, hit (target), attain
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

old, classic, ancient
Mandarin: ㄍㄨˇ (gǔ), ㄍㄨˋ (gù), ㄎㄨ (kū)
Cantonese: gu2
Japanese: コ (ko) / ふる.い (furui)、 ふる- (furu-)、 -ふる.す (-furusu)、 いにしえ (inishie)
Korean: 고 (go)
Vietnamese: cổ