Opinions, knowledge and resources from China Checkup's expert contributors

Chinese Address Terms Glossary

by Matt Slater July 16, 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.

 

Verify a China Company?

Order online & get peace of mind

Mainland China Company Verification Reports
Cost: from $129 USD
Turnaround: from 1 working day



 

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

中国广东省深圳市南山区建国路21号305室

  • 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

Chinese Pinyin English Example
Céng Floor 四层 Fourth Floor
Cūn Village 西关村 Xiguan Village
大道 Dà Dào Avenue 深南大道 Shennan Avenue
大厦 Dà Shà Building 华润大厦 Huarun Building
Dòng Building A栋 Building A
单元 Dān Yuán Unit 2单元 Unit 2
Fáng Room A1 房 Room A1
广场 Guǎng Chǎng Plaza 金座广场 Jinzuo Plaza
工业区 Gōng Yè Qū Industrial Zone 城关工业区 Chengguan Industrial Zone
号厂房 Hào Chǎng Fáng Plant 3 号厂房 Plant 3
号楼 Hào Lóu Building 1号楼 Building 1
Jiē Street 中学街 Zhongxue Street
街道办事处 Jiē Dào Bàn Shì Chù Sub-district 文化街道办事处 Wenhua Sub-district
经济技术开发区 Jīng Jì Jì Shù Kāi Fā Qū Economic & Technological
Development Zone
芜湖经济技术开发区 Wuhu Economic & Technological
Development Zone
Lóu Floor 一楼 First Floor
Road 南京路 Nanjing Road
Lòng Lane 21弄 Lane 21
District 朝阳区 Chaoyang District
社区 Shè Qū Community 田寮社区 Tianliao Community
Shì Room 102室 Room 102
Shì City 上海市 Shanghai City
Shěng Province 广东省 Guangdong Province
Xiàn County 费县 Fei County
Xiàng Lane 西举院巷 Xijuyuan Lane
Xiāng Village 白石乡 Baishi Village
小区 Xiǎo Qū Community 新华小区 Xinhua Community
Yuàn Courtyard 甲院 Courtyard A
Zhuàng Building 3幢 Building 3
Zhuāng Village 李庄 Li Village
Zhèn Town 清港镇 Qinggang Town
自贸区 Zì Mào Qū Free Trade Zone 上海自贸区 Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Zuò Block A 座 Block A

Is the Chinese address term you are looking for missing from our glossary? Please leave a comment below and we’ll try to help you with it.

Our Other Glossaries




Matt Slater
Matt Slater

Author

Hi there, I'm Matt, the founder of China Checkup. Originally from the UK, I am now based in Brisbane, Australia.

Frustrated by the scarcity of concise, high-quality and timely information about Chinese companies, I setup China Checkup whilst living in Shanghai in 2013.

My team are proud that China Checkup's company verification reports have now helped thousands of clients from all corners of the world to do business in China more safely.

  

 


Related Articles

5 Ways to Check Chinese Certificates are Legitimate
5 Ways to Check Chinese Certificates are Legitimate
Has your business ever needed to check Chinese certificates for fakes or forgeries? If so, you are not alone. Regrettably, it is quite common for some unscrupulous Chinese companies to use fake or altered certificates, unfairly tarnishing the reputat
Read More
China Stock Exchanges - An Overview
China Stock Exchanges - An Overview
With China stock exchanges occupying 3 places amongst the world's top 8 it is no wonder the world is noticing China's economic might. Stop to consider for a moment that the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen are each home to stock exchanges with
Read More
What are the 7 Regions of China?
What are the 7 Regions of China?
Did you know that there are 7 different regions of China which are often cited in official sources when describing China's geography, climate, economy and governance? Each of these regions are comprised of several Chinese provinces which are in close
Read More


Also in Safer, Better Business in China

Chinese Company Registration Status Terms Glossary
Chinese Company Registration Status Terms Glossary

by Matt Slater March 27, 2019

This glossary identifies the different Chinese company registration status terms that appear on official Mainland China company records.

If you are trying to find out if a Chinese company's registration has been revoked, cancelled or rescinded we hope the terms in this glossary will be useful to you.

Keep reading to find out about the various Chinese terms used to describe a company's registration status and get our English translations.

Continue Reading

Make These 4 Checks Before Sending a China T/T Payment
Make These 4 Checks Before Sending a China T/T Payment

by Matt Slater March 20, 2019

One of the most common ways to pay a Chinese supplier is to make a China T/T Payment, but it is not a method that comes without risk.

We regularly see cases where Chinese suppliers request payments to individual accounts, third parties, offshore accounts and offshore entities, rather than to their own Mainland Chinese corporate bank accounts.

Before sending a China T/T payment, pause and take a moment to make these 4 simple checks - they will help you ensure your payment is really going to the correct Mainland China entity.

Continue Reading

List of Countries with Freight Trains from China
List of Countries with Freight Trains from China

by Matt Slater February 25, 2019

In recent years freight trains from China have been capturing newspaper headlines by arriving in more and more countries.

Perhaps there is no more striking example of this then when the first China to Spain cargo train returned to Yiwu having covered a world record 16,156-mile round trip in 2015.

Read this article to learn about China's push for international rail cargo and find our which countries have already received freight trains from China.

Continue Reading