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'local' in simplified Chinese

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I was wondering if there was an analog of 'local' in Chinese?

Would it either be place: 地方的

or locality: 当地的


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Local is 本地 or 当地. 地方 just means location.

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what about tu3, as in 土鸡 local chicken?

i'm assuming this is locally raised, not free-range.

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土 means earth, so it usually carries the negative connotation of "just off the farm", etc. You wouldn't use it to describe something in an urban location, anyway.


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semantic nuance


you can translate 'local' as 本土的 or 在地的 (we use that in Taiwan.). Or, as the others presented, all of them are ok.

Maybe you can present your sentence specifically, then it'll be accurate to choose the words or phrase in Chinese.

Hope it helps!:)

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