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How to Write and Say "Shenzhen" in Chinese Character?


Shenzhen (深圳, in Chinese), one of Special Economic Zones of China, is a modern and major city in Guangdong Province.

The origin of the name "Shenzhen" can be traced back to the year of 1410. According to the dialect, "圳" refers to a ditch in the field and "深" can be an adjective and equal to "deep" in English. It is said that at the ancient time, there was a deep ditch beside the village. Gradually, people started to call this place "Shenzhen".

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