[ shahn-toh ]
/ ˈʃɑnˈtoʊ /
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a seaport in eastern Guangdong province, in southeastern China.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also (Older Spelling) Swa·tow [swah-tou] /ˈswɑˈtaʊ/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for Shantou
/ (ˈʃænˈtaʊ) /
a port in SE China, in E Guangdong near the mouth of the Han River: became a treaty port in 1869. Pop: 1 356 000 (2005 est)Also called: Swatow
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