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Bei·jing

 (bā′jĭng′) also Pe·king (pē′kĭng′, pā′-)
The capital of China, in the northeast part of the country. It served as Kublai Khan's capital (13th century) and the capital of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1421-1911). From 1928 to 1949 it was known as Peiping. It is a major commercial and industrial center and the political, educational, and cultural center of the country.
Usage Note: Although some people pronounce the capital of China as (bā′zhĭng′), with a (zh) sound in place of the (j) sound, the pronunciation with the (j) sound is a much better approximation of the Chinese pronunciation. In fact, most people who speak Chinese would consider the (zh) pronunciation to be incorrect.
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Beijing

(ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ)
n
(Placename) the capital of the People's Republic of China, in the northeast in Beijing municipality (traditionally in Hebei province); the country's second largest city: dates back to the 12th century bc; consists of two central walled cities, the Outer City (containing the commercial quarter) and the Inner City, which contains the Imperial City, within which is the Purple or Forbidden City; many universities. Pop: 10 849 000 (2005 est). Former English name: Peking
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Bei•jing

(ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ)

also Peking



n.
a city in and the capital of the People's Republic of China, in the NE part, in central Hebei province. 7,000,000.
Formerly (1928–49), Peiping.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Beijing - capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern ChinaBeijing - capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Forbidden City - a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
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Translations
Pekín
Peking
Beijing
Pekino
Peking
Peking
Peking
北京
베이징
Beijing
PekingПекинг
Beijing
กรุงปักกิ่ง
Bắc Kinh

Beijing

[ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ] NPekín m
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Beijing

[ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ] nBeijing, Pékin
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Beijing

[ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ] nPechino f
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Beijing

بكيـن Peking Beijing Peking Πεκίνο Pekín Peking / Beijing Pékin Peking Pechino 北京 베이징 Peking Beijing Pekin Pequim Пекин Beijing กรุงปักกิ่ง Pekin Bắc Kinh 北京
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