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Canton / Guangdong

guǎng dōng
hirotou / hiroto
Canton / Guangdong Scroll

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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

波羅末陀


波罗末陀

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

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Paramartha
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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zhōu
    zhou1
chou
 toushuu / toshu
    とうしゅう
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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jun
    jun4
chün
 mure
    むれ
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

広州

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 kowanchou / kowancho
    コワンチョウ
(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

広東

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

廣州


广州

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

珠江

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

赤鰭

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

広東省

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 kantonshou / kantonsho
    カントンしょう
Guangdong Province (China); Canton; Kwangtung

廣交會


广交会

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

廣州市


广州市

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

Variations:

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 etsu
    えつ
(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

アカヒレ

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

粵漢鐵路


粤汉铁路

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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]

カントン島

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 kantontou / kantonto
    カントンとう
(place-name) Canton Island

Variations:
州(P)

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 shuu / shu
    しゅう
(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

サンチェスカントン

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 sanchesukanton
    サンチェスカントン
(surname) Sanchez Canton

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Canton
Guangdong
廣東
广东
hirotou / hiroto
hiroto / hiroto
guǎng dōng
guang3 dong1
guang dong
guangdong
kuang tung
kuangtung
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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