July 2016

Chinese Address Terms Glossary

This useful glossary helps you to understand and make sense of an address in China by listing and providing translations for common Chinese address terms.

A Chinese company’s official address is displayed on its business license and verifying their address is a smart measure to take to protect your business.

If you are looking for some specific terminology or need to clarify a character or two from a Chinese address, this guide will hopefully provide you with the answer.

How to Read a Chinese Address

The first thing to note about Chinese addresses is that they are displayed (in Chinese) back to front, so you will often find the characters “中国” (China) first and the room or street number at the end.

Here is an example of an address in Chinese broken down into its constituent parts:


  • 中国 China
  • 广东省 Guangdong Province
  • 深圳市 Shenzhen City
  • 南山区 Nanshan District
  • 建国路 Jianguo Rd
  • 21号 Number 21
  • 305室 Room 305

Chinese Address Terms

Below is our glossary of the common terms that can be found in a Mainland China address, with translations and examples. 

Tip: If you are looking for a specific term, try using the search function

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