Beijing

geographical name
Bei·​jing | \ ˈbā-ˈjiŋ How to pronounce Beijing (audio) , nonstandard -ˈzhiŋ\
variants: or Peking \ ˈpē-​ˈkiŋ How to pronounce Peking (audio) , ˈpā-​ \ or formerly Peiping \ ˈpā-​ˈping How to pronounce Peiping (audio) , ˈbā-​ \

Definition of Beijing

municipality constituting a special administrative unit in northeastern China and serving as the national capital population 10,819,407

Other Words from Beijing

Beijinger \ ˈbā-​ˈjiŋ-​ər How to pronounce Beijinger (audio) \ noun

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