Definition of hutong in English:


Line breaks: hu¦tong
Pronunciation: /ˈhuːtɒŋ

noun (plural same or hutongs)

A narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area of a Chinese city, especially Beijing.
More example sentences
  • There are very few lights in a hutong at night.
  • Last week I visited some friends in the evening, in a tiny little hutong near the Drum Tower.
  • Outside the temple you may find some locals who will offer their rickshaw hutongs tours.


Chinese hútòng, probably from Mongolian gudum.

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