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Meaning of 江

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Pinyin: jiāng
English Definition: river; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①大河的通称:江山。江河。江天。江干(gān)(江边)。江心补漏(喻错过时机,补救已迟)。
②特指中国长江:江防。江汉。江淮。江左(古代指长江下游南岸地区,亦指东晋、宋、齐、梁、陈各代的全部地区)。江右(a.古代指长江下游北岸,淮水中下游以南地区;b.旧时江西省的别称)。江东(古代指长江下游南岸地区,亦指三国时吴国的全部地区)。江表(古代指长江中下游以南地区)。
③姓氏。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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长江 [ cháng jiāng ]: Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang
浙江 [ zhè jiāng ]: Zhejiang province (Chekiang) in east China, abbr. , capital Hangzhou 杭州
黑龙江 [ hēi lóng jiāng ]: Heilongjiang province (Heilungkiang) in northeast China, abbr. , capital Harbin 哈尔滨 ; Heilongjiang river forming the border between northeast China and Russia; Amur river
江南 [ jiāng nán ]: south of Changjiang or Yangtze river; south of the lower reaches of Changjiang; often refers to south Jiangsu, south Anhui and north Zhejiang provinces; a province during Qing times; in literature, refers to the sunny south; Gangnam (district in Seoul, South Korea)
江苏 [ jiāng ]: Jiangsu province (Kiangsu) in southeast China, abbr. , capital Nanjing 南京
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