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I have some questions about the following Chinese paragraph, or rather my understanding of it.


1: Am I translating this line correctly?
In Beijing from the Yuan Dynasty wells were regarded as the centre point when dividing residential areas.

2: I have to explain how hutongs got their name.
My understanding is: It's because hutong means well in Mongolian and residential areas had to have a source of water and at that time that source would of been a well, right?

Thank you.

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language



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