府: prefecture; government

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府 fǔ

noun
: seat of government
: government repository (archive)
: official residence; mansion
: presidential palace
: (honorific) Your home
: prefecture (from Tang to Qing times)

Kun Reading
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On Reading

府 | ふ fu

noun
: (metropolitan) prefecture (of Osaka and Kyoto)
: the center or seat (of) (center)
: (government) office

 Usage:

府上 fu3shang4: (polite) your home; residence
府城 fu3cheng2: capital of 府 prefecture (from Tang to Qing times); prefectural seat
府尹 fu3yin3: magistrate; prefect
府幕 fu3mu4: government advisor
府庫[库] fu3ku4: government treasury
[府庫 | ふこ fuko: treasury]
政府 zheng4fu3: government
[せいふ seifu: government; administration]

中央政府 zhong1 yang1 zheng4 fu3: central government
[ちゅうおうせいふ chuuou seifu: central government]

首府 shou3fu3: capital city of an autonomous region
[しゅふ shufu: capital; metropolis]
華[华]府 hua2fu3: Washington, D.C.; the US federal government
[華府 | かふ kafu: Washington]
公府 gong1fu3: government post in Han dynasty
冥府 ming2fu3: underworld; hell
[めいふ meifu: hades; realm of the dead; sheol]



Chinese expression | chengyu 成語 | idiom
胸無城府 xiong1 wu2 cheng2 fu3
: open and candid; not hiding anything; ingenuous

 Etymology:
形声 Pictophonetic.
广 (guang3: lean-to radical 53, wide; broad) suggests the meaning while
(fu4: hand over; give) provides the sound.



 Examples:
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Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary