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Nanjing in Chinese / Japanese...

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China nán jīng
Japan nankin
Nanjing Vertical Wall Scroll

南京 is the title of Nanking or Nanjing.

This literally means southern capital. Nanjing was, at various times in history, the capital of China.

Nanjing is currently the capital of Jiangsu province. During WWII, it was the site of a massacre by invading Japanese troops.

Nanking is just an alternate romanization of these characters, in the same way that Peking is the alternate for Beijing. The real pronunciation in Mandarin is closer to Nanjing than Nanking.

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Mandarin nán jīng / nan2 jing1
Taiwan nan ching
Japanese nankin / ナンキン
Nanjing Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江蘇|江苏; capital of China at different historical periods
Japanese (1) Nanking; Nanjing; (2) (ksb:) (See カボチャ) pumpkin; squash; (prefix noun) (3) Chinese; Southeast Asian; foreign; (4) rare; precious; cute; (place-name) Nanking; Nanjing; (surname) Nankiyou; (surname) Nankyou


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Mandarin nán dà / nan2 da4
Taiwan nan ta
Japanese minamioo / みなみおお
Nanjing Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Nanjing University, NJU; abbr. for 南京大學|南京大学[Nan2 jing1 Da4 xue2]
Japanese (place-name) Minamioo

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Mandarin níng / ning2
Taiwan ning
Japanese mushiro / むしろ
Chinese abbr. for Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 寧夏回族自治區|宁夏回族自治区[Ning2 xia4 Hui2 zu2 Zi4 zhi4 qu1]; abbr. for Nanjing 南京[Nan2 jing1]; surname Ning
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (adverb) (kana only) rather; better; instead; (given name) Yasushi; (female given name) Yasu; (personal name) Nene; (female given name) Nei; (female given name) Shidzuka; (female given name) Shizu; (female given name) Idzumi
Repose; settle; better than; rather; how?; to stop



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Mandarin xià guān / xia4 guan1
Taiwan hsia kuan
Chinese Xiaguan district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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Mandarin liù hé // lù hé / liu4 he2 // lu4 he2
Taiwan liu ho // lu
Japanese rikugou / rikugo / りくごう
Chinese the six directions (north, south, east, west, up, down); the whole country; the universe; everything under the sun; Luhe district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
Japanese the universe; the cosmos; (place-name) Rokugou; (place-name, surname) Kuni
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Mandarin liú sòng / liu2 song4
Taiwan liu sung
Chinese Song of the Southern dynasties 南朝宋 (420-479), with capital at Nanjing


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Mandarin nán jìng / nan2 jing4
Taiwan nan ching
Chinese Nanjing county in Zhangzhou 漳州[Zhang1 zhou1], Fujian


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Mandarin jiàn kāng / jian4 kang1
Taiwan chien k`ang / chien kang
Japanese kenkō
Chinese old name for Nanjing 南京, esp. during Southern dynasties



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Mandarin jiàn yè / jian4 ye4
Taiwan chien yeh
Chinese an old name for Nanjing, called Jiankang 建康 or Jianye during the Eastern Jin (317-420)



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Mandarin jiàn yè / jian4 ye4
Taiwan chien yeh
Chinese Jian'ye district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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Mandarin míng cáng / ming2 cang2
Taiwan ming ts`ang / ming tsang
Japanese Myō zō
The Buddhist canon of the Ming dynasty; there were two editions, one the Southern at Nanjing made by T'ai Tsu, the northern at Beijing by Tai Tsung. A later edition was produced in the reign of Shen Tsung (Wan Li), which became the standard in Japan; Ming Canon



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Mandarin jiāng níng / jiang1 ning2
Taiwan chiang ning
Chinese Jiangning district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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Mandarin jiāng pǔ / jiang1 pu3
Taiwan chiang p`u / chiang pu
Japanese enoura / enora / えのうら    eura / えうら
Chinese Jiangpu county, old name of Pukou district 浦口區|浦口区[Pu3 kou3 qu1] of Nanjing, Jiangsu
Japanese (place-name) Enoura; (surname) Eura



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Mandarin jiāng sū / jiang1 su1
Taiwan chiang su
Japanese chiぁnsuze / ちぁんすぜ    kouso / koso / こうそ
Chinese Jiangsu province (Kiangsu) in southeast China, abbr. 蘇|苏, capital Nanjing 南京
Japanese (place-name) Chansuze; (place-name) Jiangsu (China); Kiangsu


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Mandarin pǔ kǒu / pu3 kou3
Taiwan p`u k`ou / pu kou
Japanese uraguchi / うらぐち    urakuchi / うらくち
Chinese Pukou district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
Japanese (place-name, surname) Uraguchi; (surname) Urakuchi


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Mandarin lì shuǐ / li4 shui3
Taiwan li shui
Chinese Lishui county in Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu



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Mandarin hù níng / hu4 ning2
Taiwan hu ning
Chinese Shanghai and Nanjing


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Mandarin bái xià / bai2 xia4
Taiwan pai hsia
Japanese shiroshita / しろした
Chinese Baixia district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
Japanese (surname) Shiroshita


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Mandarin qín huái / qin2 huai2
Taiwan ch`in huai / chin huai
Chinese Qinhuai district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏



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Mandarin huá lín / hua2 lin2
Taiwan hua lin
Japanese karin / かりん
Chinese Hualinbu, Ming dynasty theatrical troupe in Nanjing
Japanese (female given name) Karin


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Mandarin guō quán / guo1 quan2
Taiwan kuo ch`üan / kuo chüan
Chinese Guo Quan, formerly Professor of Nanjing Normal University, sacked after founding New People's Party of China 中國新民黨|中国新民党


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Mandarin jīn líng / jin1 ling2
Taiwan chin ling
Japanese kinryou / kinryo / きんりょう    kaneoka / かねおか
Chinese pre-Han name for Nanjing; common place name
Japanese (given name) Kinryou; (surname) Kaneoka


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Mandarin gāo chún / gao1 chun2
Taiwan kao ch`un / kao chun
Japanese koujun / kojun / こうじゅん
Chinese Gaochun county in Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu
Japanese (personal name) Koujun



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Mandarin xià guān qū / xia4 guan1 qu1
Taiwan hsia kuan ch`ü / hsia kuan chü
Chinese Xiaguan district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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Mandarin zhōng shān líng / zhong1 shan1 ling2
Taiwan chung shan ling
Chinese Dr Sun Yat-sen's mausoleum in Nanjing



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Mandarin lù hé qū / lu4 he2 qu1
Taiwan lu ho ch`ü / lu ho chü
Chinese Luhe district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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Mandarin nán jīng shì / nan2 jing1 shi4
Taiwan nan ching shih
Chinese Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江蘇|江苏; capital of China at different historical periods


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Mandarin nán jīng lù / nan2 jing1 lu4
Taiwan nan ching lu
Chinese Nanjing St., large commercial street in Shanghai


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Mandarin nán cháo sòng / nan2 chao2 song4
Taiwan nan ch`ao sung / nan chao sung
Chinese Song of the Southern dynasties (420-479), with capital at Nanjing; also known as Liu Song 劉宋|刘宋



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Mandarin nán jìng xiàn / nan2 jing4 xian4
Taiwan nan ching hsien
Chinese Nanjing county in Zhangzhou 漳州[Zhang1 zhou1], Fujian

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Nanjing南京nankinnán jīng / nan2 jing1 / nan jing / nanjingnan ching / nanching

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