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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 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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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



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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

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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