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the Christian era, A.D.
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Why do Chinese people use the expression 公元 to indicate the "Christian Era" and what's its exact translation?
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Hi! 公元 is short for 公历纪元 (gong1li4 ji4yuan2). 公历 is "the Gregorian calendar", and 纪元 is "beginning of an era". I hope this short explanation can help you!
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