as the former imperial palace was known

SRPGgamer

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Chinese
Hi guys~

"The Forbidden City, as the former imperial palace was known, is stil at the center of the metropolis, and the basic Ming dynasty construction of the city on a northsouth axis can still be traced through it."

I don't understand the sentence "as the former imperial palace was known".
 
  • Nunty

    Modified
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    It means that the former imperial palace (the place that used to be the imperial palace) used to be (was once) called (known as) "the Forbidden City".
     
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