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Canton / Guangdong

guǎng dōng
hirotou / hiroto
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廣東 is the title of Guangdong province (Kwangtung) in south China.

In English, this place is also known as Canton, and is the root of the word Cantonese for the language, culture, and cooking style of this region.

Beyond Canton, this can be the surname Hirotou or Hiroto in Japanese though often written in the modern form of 広東 in Japan.

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Simple Dictionary Definition



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bō luó mò tuó
    bo1 luo2 mo4 tuo2
po lo mo t`o
    po lo mo to

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paramārtha, the highest truth, ultimate truth, reality, fundamental meaning, 眞諦. Paramārtha, name of a famous monk from Western India, Guṇarata, v. 拘, whose title was 眞諦三藏; reached China 547 or 548, but the country was so disturbed that he set of to return by sea; his ship was driven back to Canton, where he translated some fifty works.

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 toushuu / toshu
prefecture; (old) province; (old) administrative division; state (e.g. of US); oblast (Russia); canton (Switzerland)
sandbank; sandbar; (n,n-suf) (1) state; province; county; oblast; department (of ancient China); (2) continent; (suffix) (3) (archaism) dear; (given name) Toushuu
a region

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canton; county; region
(1) (ぐん only) district; county; (2) (hist) (See 国郡里制) district (of 2-20 50-home neighbourhoods or townships, in the ritsuryō period); (3) (hist) commandery (in China); (surname) Mure


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 kowanchou / kowancho
(コアンチョウ and コワンチョウ are from Chinese) Guangzhou (China); Kwangchow; Canton; (place-name) Guangzhou (China); Kwangchow; Canton


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 hirotou / hiroto
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) Guangdong (China); Kwangtung; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (See 広州) Guangzhou; Kwangchow; Canton (China); (surname) Hirotou



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guǎng zhōu
    guang3 zhou1
kuang chou
Guangzhou subprovincial city and capital of Guangdong; Canton
(surname) Hirosu


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zhū jiāng
    zhu1 jiang1
chu chiang
 chuuchian / chuchian
Pearl River (Guangdong)
Pearl River (China); Canton River; Zhu Jiang; Chu Chiang; (place-name) Zhu Jiang; Chu Kiang


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 akahire; akahire
    あかひれ; アカヒレ
(kana only) white cloud mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes); Canton danio


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 kantonshou / kantonsho
Guangdong Province (China); Canton; Kwangtung



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guǎng jiāo huì
    guang3 jiao1 hui4
kuang chiao hui
China Export Commodities Fair also known as the Canton Fair



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guǎng zhōu shì
    guang3 zhou1 shi4
kuang chou shih
Guangzhou subprovincial city and capital of Guangdong; Canton


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(1) (hist) Yue (kingdom in ancient China; 6th C-334 BCE); (2) (粤 only) (See 広東省) Guangdong Province (China); Canton; Kwangtung; (3) (越 only) (abbreviation) (See 越南) Vietnam


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(kana only) white cloud mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes); Canton danio



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yuè hàn tiě lù
    yue4 han4 tie3 lu4
yüeh han t`ieh lu
    yüeh han tieh lu
Canton-Hankou Railway, linking Guangzhou and Wuchang, incorporated since 1957 into the Jing-Guang Railway 京廣鐵路|京广铁路[Jing1 Guang3 Tie3 lu4]


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 kantontou / kantonto
(place-name) Canton Island


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 shuu / shu
(n,n-suf) (1) state (of the US, Australia, India, Germany, etc.); province (e.g. of Canada); county (e.g. of the UK); region (e.g. of Italy); canton; oblast; (n,n-suf) (2) continent; (suffix noun) (3) (hist) (See 国・5) province (of Japan); (n,n-suf) (4) (hist) province (of ancient China); prefecture; department; (suffix) (5) (archaism) (after a person's name) dear


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(surname) Sanchez Canton

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
hirotou / hiroto
hiroto / hiroto
guǎng dōng
guang3 dong1
guang dong
kuang tung
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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