Meaning of 南

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Pinyin: nán
English Definition: south
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictographic: A musical bell
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
    • Surround from above
      • [ jiōng ] wide
      • Above to below
        • [ ha ] kwukyel
        • [ gàn ] arid, dry; to oppose; to offend; to invade
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Example Words:
南辕北辙 [ nán yuán běi zhé ]: to act in a way that defeats one's purpose (idiom)
指南针 [ zhǐ nán zhēn ]: compass
南大洋 [ nán yáng ]: Southern Ocean
南极海 [ nán hǎi ]: Southern Ocean
扶南 [ nán ]: Funan, ancient state in Southeast Asia (1st - 6th century)
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